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Three Monophysite Christologies: Severus of Antioch, Philoxenus of Mabbug, and Jacob of Sarug (Oxford Theological Monographs) Hardcover – April 1, 1985

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  • Hardcover: 166 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (April 1, 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0198267126
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198267126
  • Shipping Weight: 91 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By John Philoponus on November 5, 2005
Format: Hardcover
"History cannot be the mistress or Judge of theology, but it may on occasion warn or assist theologians, the established findings of historians may be taken into account.." M. Knowles

Expressions Of Christology:

The medium in which Christianity was preached in the fifth and sixth centuries was mostly Greco-Roman in thought and culture, which tended to clash with the more Antiochene mixed culture that prevailed in novice Constantinople. In opposition to the teachings of Antioch, it was vitally important for those who held to the Monophysite position that Jesus not be thought of as having two separate persons (natures). It would have been agreed that Jesus was "out of two natures" (existing in a united one) but not "in two natures." It was thus Johannine Sarx-Logos thought of Alexanderia that, makes the Monophysite movement more than just a theological debate. Alexandrine Neoplatonic expression of the mystical nature of Christ is winning between some of the greatest western theologians (Martin Luther, A. von Harnack, and Karl Barth), and even of the most outstanding Roman Catholics who question the infallability of Leo I ( Rahner, Pannenberg, Schoonenberg, Kung, Cardinal Kasper & others)

Cyril's Advocate:

For Severus, Miaphysite bishop of Antioch, the distinction between the human and the divine in Christ is based on his understanding of 'nature' in the sense of the individual "the hypostatic union" or the "one nature of God the Word incarnate," he always means by a hypostases is one that cannot exist on its own. If one accepts the idea of the individual being composed of a body and soul, as Cyril used to explain, the body that cannot exist independently from the soul, is therefore non-self-subsistent.
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