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  Nestorianism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nestorianism is the Christian doctrine that Jesus existed as two persons, the man Jesus and the divine Son of God, rather than as a unified person.
Nestorianism as a Christological heresy originated in the Church in the 5th century out of an attempt to rationally explain and understand the incarnation of the divine Logos, the Second Person of the Holy Trinity as the man Jesus Christ.
Nestorianism teaches that the human and divine essences of Christ are separate and that there are two persons, the man Jesus Christ and the divine Logos, which dwelt in the man. Thus, Nestorians reject such terminology as "God suffered" or "God was crucified", because they believe that the man Jesus Christ suffered.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nestorian   (1220 words)

 The Church of the East
Although some Christians wanted to maintain ties with the West, the perception of the Persian rulers that the Church of the East was an agent of the Roman Empire intensified the desire of Christians to become autonomous from the Western church.
Christians were so prevalent amongst the Turks that, when the plague broke out, it became the practice to tattoo a cross on the forehead to ward off that dread disease, a fact discovered by the Byzantines when some Turks captured by the Persians were turned over to them in 581.
Nestorians could be found in the outermost parts of Asia, from Siberia in the north to the Maldives in the south, from Persia in the west to China in the east.
www.oxuscom.com /ch-of-east.htm   (9858 words)

 Saif Blog :: Iraq :: History of Kurdish Christians in Iraq
With the waning and isolation of Christianity in Kurdistan and the Middle East following the expansion of Islam, the dwindling Christian Kurdish community began to renounce its Kurdish ethnic identity and forged a new one with its neighboring Semitic Christians.
The Suriyâni (Nestorian) Christians of Mesopotamia and Kurdistan, who have recently adopted the ethnic name Assyrian, are a Neo-Aramaic-speaking amalgam of Kurds and Semitic peoples who have retained the old religion and language of the Nestorian Church, and the court language of the old Kingdom of Adiabene.
An educated guess for the total number of Christian Kurds (excluding the Assyrians, whose claim to a separate ethnic identity must be honored) would place them in the range of tens of thousands, most of them living in Turkey.
www.altalib.us /blog/index.php?id=43   (1262 words)

 Nestorian Church
Christian church located to Iraq with about 300,000 adherents, plus about 250,000 Iraqis in foreign exile.
They are also called "Assyrians", even if many of Assyrian decent are not Nestorian Christians.
The congregations not joining with the Catholic Church became known as Assyrian Christians or Nestorians.
lexicorient.com /e.o/nestorian.htm   (339 words)

 Nestorian Bibliography
Christianity in India and a Brief History of the Mar Thoma Syrian Church.
The Early Spread of Christianity in Central Asia and the Far East: A New Document (reprinted from The Bulletin of the John Rylands Library, Vol.
The Nestorian Churches: A Concise History of Nestorian Christianity in Asia from the Persian Schism to the Modern Assyrians.
www.nestorian.org /nestorian_bibliography.html   (1861 words)

It was not until the thirteenth century that the political revolutions of Central and Farther Asia permitted closer relations between the Nestorian Christians and the Roman Church, whose missionaries then reached the valley of the Tigris by way of the new Latin principalities.
In the meantime a large body of Nestorians headed by Denha Simeon, the Archbishop of Gelu, Salamas, and Seert, rejected the authority of the successor of bar Mama and submitted to Aitalaha, on whose death Simeon was chosen to succeed him.
Nevertheless, the present Nestorian patriarch, resident at Kotchannes in the mountains of Kurdistan, is a direct successor of John Sulaga, one of those who initiated the aforesaid union with Rome.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/03559a.htm   (2910 words)

 New Page 3
The conversion of the Kagan of the Turks is attributed to this Bishop.
In the seventh and eighth centuries, Nestorian Christianity spread through southern Kazakhstan and Semiretchinsk (Turkmenistan) and later in the ninth and 10th centuries led to the founding of the Metropolitan See of Karluki.
The Franciscan sought to illuminate Khan Sartac, the son of Batu-Khan, grandchild of Genghis Khan.
www.ewtn.com /library/CHISTORY/KAZAKHST.HTM   (1758 words)

 The Nestorian Monument in China
Christians in at least (8) towns in China, (5) of which were situated in the
Nestorians were in China in an earlier date, since, the eggs of the silkworm
Christianity, because of the Nestorians, was well known in China during at
www.nestorian.org /the_nestorian_monument_in_chin.html   (1443 words)

 Factors that caused Muhammad to reject Christianity and start his own religion
The evangelism and preaching by Christians is the primary #1 cause of the rise of Islam.
Koran 5:116, represents Christians as worshipping Mary as the third member of the Trinity, when in fact the only ones worshiping Mary, based upon the record of history, were the pagan Arabs who worship her idol in the Kaba.
The influence of Christianity was brought to bear upon Arabia both from Syria in the northwest and from Mesopotamia in the northeast.
www.bible.ca /islam/islam-causes.htm   (3401 words)

 Informed Comment
Iraqi Christians are estimated at 3.5 percent of the population.
Nestorian Christians in the Middle East who spoke Syriac or Aramaic or used them in their liturgy were called Assyrians.
(Nestorians had tended to stress the humanity of Jesus and rejected the phrase "mother of God" for Mary because it compromised that humanity).
www.juancole.com /2003/10/iraqs-christians-meet-ask-for-own.html   (314 words)

 The Monks of Kublai Khan
Nestorian Christians) is not assured, but it is to be hoped earnestly that the Great Powers will find some portion of the Nestorian's ancient country in which they may be settled once and for all and allowed to follow their ancient religion and serve God in peace and security.
From that time on Christians were killed at sight in the streets of Arbil, some were stabbed, and some beaten to death, young women were stripped naked and chased through the streets, women with child were ripped open, and the children were killed and thrown in a heap at the city gate.
Christianity received no support from the feeble Il-Khans of the XIVth century, and though details are wanting, it is quite certain that the Nestorians were cruelly persecuted; the goods of their merchants were confiscated, their churches were destroyed, and those who refused to accept Islam and could not escape were slain.
www.aina.org /books/mokk/mokk.htm   (21519 words)

 Papas, First Head of the Church in Asia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
He came to influence Syrian, or Assyrian, Christianity when a leader was needed who would not only direct the growing work in the Orient, but also show how the Church of the East should relate itself to Christianity in Europe.
Christians in Edessa do not kill their wives or sisters who commit fornication but keep them apart and commit them to the judgment of God.
Resemblances between Christianity and Zoroastrianism were so great that when the early Christians had multiplied enough to face their opponent, each body was in a position to look upon the other as a counterfeit.
www.bible-sabbath.com /wilkerson/chapter09.html   (7554 words)

 'Arab Christians'? Not in My View
Nestorianism was a faith and many nations professed it, although today only Assyrians remain linked to the Nestorians.
The Nestorians of Mesopotamia, who carried the gospel to the entire Asian continent, were not Arabs.
The writer then stated: "Apart from the obvious racial minorities (Christians and animists in Southern Sudan, Kurds in Syria and Iraq, Berbers in North Africa, and a few others), the rest of the population is culturally Arab.
www.aina.org /news/20050901145203.htm   (1013 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Nestorius and Nestorianism
The official teaching of the Nestorian Church in the time of King Chosroes (Khusran) II (died 628) is well presented to us in the treatise "De unione" composed by the energetic monk Babai the Great, preserved in a MS.
The Persian Christians were called "Orientals", or "Nestorians", by their neighbours on the west.
The Nestorians also penetrated into China and Mongolia and left behind them an inscribed stone, set up in Feb., 781, which describes the introduction of Christianity into China from Persia in the reign of T'ai-tsong (627-49).
www.newadvent.org /cathen/10755a.htm   (5351 words)

The early history of Christianity in Kurdistan closely parallels that of the rest of Anatolia and Mesopotamia.
A large number of these Suriyâni Christians lived, until the onslaught of World War 1, deep in mountainous northern Kurdistan, away from any ethnic or genetic influence of the Semitic Christians of lowland Mesopotamia.
There are records of missionary conversion of the Kurds to Christianity as early as the 15th century, a notable example being Father Subhalemaran (Nikitine 1956, 23 1).
www.kurdistanica.com /english/religion/christianity/christianity.html   (1343 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Nestorian Assyrians who followed Rome and became Catholics were given this title by the Vatican to distinguish them from the Nestorian Assyrians or members of the Church of the East.
These Nestorians, like the Jacobite patriarch, were persuaded to adopt the Roman Catholic confession and declare allgiance to Roman papacy, whereupon they came to be called the Chaldeans (as distinct from the Nestorians who refused to unite with Rome...
It was in AD 1681, that the Nestorian Metropolitan of Diarbekir, having quarrelled with his patriarch, was first consecrated by the Pope patriarch of the Chaldeans.
www.atour.org /news15.htm   (5832 words)

The history of Christianity in the Travancore State is a subject of very great interest, not only because there is ground to believe that from early times a Christian church was in existence on this coast, but also because at the present day one-fifth of the people of Travancore are Christians.
These three bodies of Syrian Christians agree on one point in claiming to be the descendants of the converts made by the Apostle St. Thomas on this coast or of early Christian immigrants from Persia or Mesopotamia.
He says:- "The Christians who have the administration of the church possess forests of trees that bear the Indian nuts and from them they draw the means of their livelihood.
www.indianchristianity.com /html/chap2/chater2p1.htm   (6460 words)

 Search Results for nestorian - Encyclopædia Britannica
member of a Christian sect originating in Asia Minor and Syria out of the condemnation of Nestorius and his teachings by the councils of Ephesus (AD 431) and Chalcedon (AD 451).
Nestorian Christian ecclesiastic, whose important but little-known travels in western Europe as an envoy of the Mongols provide a counterpart to those of his contemporary, the Venetian Marco Polo, in...
intellectual centre of East Syrian Christianity (the Nestorian Church) from the 5th to the 7th century.
www.britannica.com /search?query=nestorian   (348 words)

 the evangelical outpost: Comment on
Do Muslims and Christians Believe in the Same God?--
Why ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
I'd wager that your average Christian wouldn't be able to properly explain why Yaweh is not the same as Allah.
Oppression of Christians and Jews in Muslim-dominated countries is a relatively *recent* phenomenon (bound up in a lot of non-interreligious factors, like post-colonial nationalism, inter-nacine Muslim v.
Jews, Christians and Muslims *all* believe in "the God of Abraham." Whatever the family fight *now*, it is dishonest to re-write the family tree.
www.evangelicaloutpost.com /mt/mt-comments.cgi?entry_id=116   (1965 words)

 Marco Polo
He reports meeting Nestorian Christians in Kashgar (now in far-western China) and in cities along the northern rim of the Taklamatan Desert (also in western China, along what is called the Silk Road), including in a city called Kampion, where he finds "three large and handsome (Christian) churches."
In Chang-giang fu (modern-day Zhenjiang), Polo said that a Nestorian Christian had been named governor and in 1278 had erected three Christian churches in the city.
However, with the breakdown of the Mongol Empire and the establishment of the Ming dynasty in China (1368), contact between Europe and eastern Asia was lost.
www.heritagemadison.org /marco_polo3.htm   (650 words)

 PetersNet: Unknown, History Of The Catholic Church In Kazakhstan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In the same place, at the end of the fourth and the beginning of the fifth centuries, there was a Melkite monastery.
Sent to Asia by Pope Nicholas IV in 1289 like other Franciscans including Arnold of Cologne and Odorico of Pordenone, Friar Giovanni reached Kamablik in 1294, where he soon won the esteem of the Khan who ruled the region of Tenduk (part of Mongolia and what is today Manchuria, north of Beijing).
The Khan had already been baptized by the Nestorians with the Christian name of George, Kirghis in Kurkic.
www.petersnet.net /browse/4186.htm   (1776 words)

 Find in a Library: A residence of eight years in Persia, among the Nestorian Christians : with notices of the ...
Find in a Library: A residence of eight years in Persia, among the Nestorian Christians : with notices of the Muhammedans
A residence of eight years in Persia, among the Nestorian Christians : with notices of the Muhammedans
WorldCat is provided by OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. on behalf of its member libraries.
www.worldcatlibraries.org /wcpa/ow/8fcb9fc92f80da64.html   (85 words)

 East of the Euphrates: Early Christianity in Asia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
East of the Euphrates: Early Christianity in Asia
East of the Euphrates: Early Christianity in Asia by T.V. Philip
Published by CSS and ISPCK, India, 1998.This material was prepared for Religion Online by Ted and Winnie Brock.
www.religion-online.org /showchapter.asp?title=1553&C=1362   (64 words)

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