The Constancy and Development in the Christology of by Vasilije Vranic

By Vasilije Vranic

Within the fidelity and improvement of the Christology of Theodoret of Cyrrhus Vasilije Vranic bargains an overview of the involvement of Theodoret of Cyrrhus within the Nestorian and Miaphysite controversies of the 5th century. Theodoret’s Christological language and ideas are tested of their old contexts. The examine is predicated at the comparability among the early interval of Theodoret’s Christological output (Expositio rectae fidei and Refutation of the Twelve Anathemas) and his mature interval (Eranistes). Theodoret’s Christology is eventually vindicated and his place as a reputable theologian who expected the definition of the Council of Chalcedon (AD 451) is guaranteed, whereas featuring that demanding situations to the consistency of his Christology needs to be reconsidered.

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Nestorius wrote two letters to the pope explaining his position. Both were ignored. Rome communicated only with Cyril of Alexandria, whose dossier of Nestorius’s teachings was accepted as authoritative. ; Sellers, The Council of Chalcedon: A Historical and Doctrinal Survey. 5. 10 In the Collectio Veronensis (aco i, 2, p. 20) the beginning of the council is dated to August 10, 430. See also Nestorius, Nestorianna: Die Fragmente des Nestorius gesammelt, unter­ sucht und herausgegeben von Friedrich Loofs mit beiträgen von Stanley A.

They undertook the journey on land and were further delayed by spring floods. However, they sent Theodoret of Cyrrhus, together with his metropolitan, Alexander of Hierapolis, as messengers asking for deferment of the opening of the council. 61 Cyril, however, grew anxious and opened the council on June 22, 431 neglecting the fact that the emperor had ordered that council not meet before all the invited parties were gathered. Neither the Orientals nor the representatives of Rome had arrived, and to add insult to injury, the council was opened in spite of the protestations of the imperial commissioner, Count Candidian.

D. 461. 223. 3 Cyril’s Twelve Anathemas and the Escalation of the Controversy It is surprising to discover an entirely different attitude among the Orientals only a few weeks later. The change in tone and the nature of their involvement in the controversy, which rapidly advanced from passive counsel to active polemics, came as a response to Cyril’s anathemas. 34 The latter, without delay, forwarded Cyril’s letter to John of Antioch on Sunday, had Nestorius not known them personally. In that case, John’s authority and a general reference to a conciliar assessment of the question at stake would have been sufficient.

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