Cyril of Alexandria


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Cyril of Alexandria

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(Biography) Saint. ?375–444 ad, Christian theologian and patriarch of Alexandria. Feast day: June 27 or June 9
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Cyril of Alexandria called her Mother of God, Saint Gregory of Nyssa acknowledged in her the 'fullness of Godhead.' Saint Epiphanius wrote against the 80 heresies on Mary and called her Mother of the Living.
The fence was built at the order of Pope Cyril of Alexandria as a form of defense against Berber raids.
Cyril of Alexandria, the saint of the day for the pre-Vatican n liturgical calendar, and Burke used the opportunity to extol the saint's heroic virtue in defending the faith against the counsel of "many of his fellow bishops who urged him to be silent in order to maintain the facade of unity in the church."
Lastly, some essays engage rather broad topics, such as Cyril of Alexandria on the Psalms or the link between beauty and the person through the centuries; but given the limits of space, these essays fall short of adequately exploring the nuances of their subject.
Theodoret, bishop of Cyrrhus, played an important role in the fifth-century Christological controversies, says Vranic, and as a champion of the Antiochene Christological school of thought was the only serious opponent to the genius of Cyril of Alexandria, who is now permanently associated with what has become Christological orthodoxy.
More intensely than had been required of their Jewish and apostolic forefathers, Tertullian, Athanasius, Cyril of Alexandria, Nestorius, and others formulated answers to questions arising from their Greco-Roman contexts, that is, to their contemporaries' pointed philosophical questions about God and Jesus the Lord.
Payton Jr., "A Patristic Treasury: Early Church Wisdom for Today" is a 480 page compendium providing non-specialist general readers with an accessible introduction and sampling of writings by the Ante-Nicene, Nicene, and Post-Nicene Fathers ranging from Clement of Rome, to Theophilus of Antioch, to Cyril of Alexandria, to John of Damascus.
is a pick for any scholarly Christian collection and provides the first completely fresh English translation of the commentary of Cyril of Alexandria one of the most eloquent of the Alexandrian theologists in the year 300.
Tertullian wrote in 207 CE, 'His body was not even of honest human shape.' Origen, Clement of Alexandra, Cyril of Alexandria, Andrew of Crete, Clement of Rome, and Ephraim of Syria agreed." Harwood points out in the paragraph before this quote that the description conformed to a prophecy in Isaiah (53:2-4) about the Messiah, which eventually became ignored by Christianity because paganized Christians would not accept an ugly, physically deformed Son of God.
Although this doctrine was attacked as heresy in the fourth century, it was recovered in the fifth, especially by Cyril of Alexandria, who uses it in his victory over Nestorius.
Famed for her learning and wielding considerable moral authority, Hypatia became enmeshed in a political struggle between the Prefect of the diocese of Egypt, Orestes, and the Patriarch (later Saint) Cyril of Alexandria (c 376 AD-444); her brutal murder during Lent was probably committed by Nitrian monks loyal to Cyril.
Cyril of Alexandria (5th c.), in his anti-Nestorian polemics, accentuated "Partakers of the divine nature" (2 Pet.l:4) as an expression of appropriation of the divine life.