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The Soteriology of Leo the Great$
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Bernard Green

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199534951

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534951.001.0001

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The Nestorian Controversy

The Nestorian Controversy

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(p.23) 2 The Nestorian Controversy
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The Soteriology of Leo the Great
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Bernard Green

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534951.003.0002

The Nestorian controversy was Leo's first major experience of theological controversy. His reliance on yet disappointment with Cassian as a theological expert showed how much Leo had to learn. His knowledge and understanding of Cyril of Alexandria was partial; Cyril and Cassian gave him a misleading view of Nestorius, but through Cassian he was introduced to Augustine's Christology through the retraction of Leporius.

Keywords:   Nestorian controversy, Cassian, Cyril of Alexandria, Augustine of Hippo, Christology, Leporius

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