A man with unshakable conviction in his own faith and an unyielding grip on Nestorianism
, took over the Church of the East in 1976, the crumbling church was at its lowest ebb with just 5 bishops & a handful of churches in its ecclesiastical arsenal, the great Nestorian mission was disarrayed and on the point of extinction, although it must be said through no fault of its own.
Subordinationism, Arianism, which caused the murder of millions, Macedonianism, Nestorianism
, Monophysitism, Monothelitism, Donatism, Pelagianism--all these in the first five hundred years of the Church.
It is quite interesting that the iconoclastic Council of Hieria accused the supporters of icons of being akin to both monophysitism and Nestorianism
The first two papers following the introduction, Brian Leftow's "The humanity of God" (20-44) and Oliver Crisp's "Compositional christology without Nestorianism
," (45-66), go together in that they approach the problem by utilising compositional models.
As regards to why they did not express what they recognized to be positive in the Antiochene approach, they would have wanted not to alienate those who regarded Theodore and his teaching as the primary source of Nestorianism
In the thirteenth century, when the pope repeatedly sent Franciscan and Dominican missions to Tartars, Nestorianism
proved significant there again, since by then Nestorians had ceased to be marginalised by Mongol rulers.
His attack on Nestorius resulted in the condemnation of Nestorianism
at the Council of Ephesus in 431, where Cyril deployed all his powers to get his way.
The mere invocation of the names of the great heresies of the past--Arianism, Nestorianism
, Eunomianism, Docetism, Eutychianism, to name a few--may tempt us to believe that heresy is now a matter for the historians, and the degrees of remotion from our own setting these names indicate might imply that the whole thing is a dead issue (has anyone called you a "Donatist" recently?
The thirty contributions in this volume were for the most part presented in May 2003 at a conference entitled "Research on Nestorianism
in China" that brought to Salzburg historians, theologians, Sinologists, and archaeologists.
The contributions were first presented at the conference "Research on Nestorianism
in China" held in Salzburg in May 2003.
Cyril, Vrettos--who did his theological study at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Theological Seminary in Boston (which for some reason is alternately referred to as "Holy Cross Greek Theological Seminary" and "Holy Cross Greek Theological School" here)--never accurately describes the Alexandrian patriarch's triumphant contribution to Orthodox Tradition in the course of the struggle against Nestorianism