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The Christological Debate, I: To the First Council of Ephesus (431)

Henry Chadwick

in The Church in Ancient Society

Published in print December 2001 | ISBN: 9780199246953
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600463 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199246955.003.0052

Series: Oxford History of the Christian Church

 The Christological Debate, I: To the First Council of Ephesus (431)

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Discusses the debate about the nature of Christ and its repercussions from its origins to the Council of Ephesus in 431. Divisions on the question were by no means clear‐cut in their relation to Nicene orthodoxy. The major division became defined around the figures of Nestorius of Constantinople and Cyril of Alexandria. At the Council of Ephesus, Cyril's ‘Twelve Anathemas’ condemned Nestorius and in the long run they were to gain the backing of Rome.

Keywords: Christological debate; Council of Ephesus; Cyril of Alexandria; Nestorians; Nestorius

Chapter.  10459 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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