For this reason, Phaleas the Chalcedonian
first proposed, that the fortunes of the citizens should be equal, which he thought was not difficult to accomplish when a community was first settled, but that it was a work of greater difficulty in one that had been long established; but yet that it might be effected, and an equality of circumstances introduced by these means, that the rich should give marriage portions, but never receive any, while the poor should always receive, but never give.
Since "theologians as diverse as Cyril and Nestorius, Chalcedonians
, Maximus the Confessor and Monothelites all claimed Gregory's authority for their own doctrinal ends" (227), Hofer is more than doubtful about the adequacy of the Dogmengeschichte approach for the different Christologies before Chalcedon, and especially for Gregory's very distinctive account of Christ.
We learned the difference between Arius and Athanasius, Chalcedonians
and Monophysites, Orthodoxy and Catholicism, Catholics and Protestants, Calvinists and Arminians, Presbyterians and Methodists, evangelicals and Pentecostals, and so forth--but not much about what any of them may have in common.
However, Perot i was apparently viewed Favorably by Nestorians, a local denomination not suspected of Byzantine sympathies, whereas Chalcedonians
had been persecuted by him.
She suggests that Dionysius had to look to apostolic authority, hence he took the pseudonym Dionysius in order to be accepted by Chalcedonians
The catholicos did not merely carry on conversations with the Chalcedonians
in western Syria or those sprinkled throughout the eastern regions where his churches were present.
In the East, the council failed to reconcile the Chalcedonians
and opened up the Eastern Church to a new festering dogmatic crisis, that of Monotheletism, the view that Christ had only one will, while deliberately leaving vague whether Christ as man had a truly operating free will in the union or whether there existed only one will in the union, that of the divine.