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The Christology of Theodoret of Cyrus
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The Christology of Theodoret of Cyrus: Antiochene Christology from the Council of Ephesus (431) to the Council of Chalcedon (451)

Paul B. Clayton, Jr.


Theodoret of Cyrus (c.393-466) was the most able Antiochene theologian in the defence of Nestorius from the Council of Ephesus in 431 to the Council of Chalcedon in 451. While the works of Theodore of Mopsuestia and Nestorius are extant today only in translations or in fragments, Theodoret's voluminous works are largely available in their original Greek. This study of his writings throws light on the theology of those councils and the final evolution and content of Antiochene Christology. This book demonstrates that Antiochene Christology was rooted in the concern to maintain the impassibility ... More

Keywords: Nestorius, Council of Ephesus, Council of Chalcedon, Antiochene Christology, God the Word, humanity, Incarnation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780198143987
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198143987.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul B. Clayton, Jr., author
Retired parish priest serving as Ecumenical and Interfaith Officer of the Episcopal Diocese of New York