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  NESTORIUS - LoveToKnow Article on NESTORIUS
The Novatians and the Quartodecimans were the next objects of his orthodox zeala zeal which in the case of the former at least was reinforced, according to Socrates, by his envy of their bishop; and it led to serious and fatal disturbances at Sardis and Miletus.
The fact that Nestorius was trained at Antioch and inherited the Antiochene zeal for exact biblical exegesis and insistence upon the recognition of the full manhood of Christ, is of the first importance in understanding his position.
The manner in which this union is realized is thus stated by Nestorius: The Word also passed through Blessed Mary inasmuch as He did not receive a beginning by birth from her, as is the case with the body which was born of her.
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 A Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature to the End of the Sixth Century A.D., with an Account of the ...
Nestorius himself was brought up in the cloister, and had, as Neander remarks, imbibed the tendencies to narrowness, partisanship, impatience, and ignorance of mankind which are not unfrequently found among those who have been educated apart from their fellows.
Nestorius replied, and attacked the extravagant laudation of the Virgin by Proclus, describing it as derogatory to the honour of her Son.
Nestorius declined, 756though thrice summoned, to attend the synod in the absence of his Syrian supporters, and sent a complaint to the emperor of the illegality and unfairness of Cyril's proceedings, which was supported by ten bishops and the imperial commissioner.
www.ccel.org /ccel/wace/biodict.Nestorius.html   (4799 words)

Nestorius, born in Euphratesian Syria 31 years after Theodore of Mopsuestia (c.381), was destined to have his name permanently linked with the great mepasqana because of his Dyophysite pronouncements and the adoption by the faculties of Edessa and Nisibis of his and Theodore's polemics and commentaries.
Nestorius used his position as bishop of Constantinople (428) to preach against the title Theotokos, "Mother of God," that was given to the Virgin Mary.
Nestorius distinguished between the logos (the "divine nature") and Christ (the Son, the Lord), which he saw as a result of the union of the divine nature and the human nature.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Nestorius and Nestorianism
Nestorius, who gave his name to the Nestorian heresy, was born at Germanicia, in Syria Euphoratensis (date unknown); died in the Thebaid, Egypt, c.
Nestorius had arranged with the emperor in the summer of 430 for the assembling of a council.
Nestorius was a disciple of the school of Antioch, and his Christology was essentially that of Diodorus of Tarsus and Theodore of Mopsuestia, both Cilician bishops and great opponents of Arianism.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Cyril of Alexandria
Nestorius, somewhat naturally, refused to accept the message sent by his rival, and on the 13th and 14th of December preached publicly against Cyril as a calumniator, and as having used bribes (which was probably as true as it was usual); but he declared himself willing to use the word Theotokos.
Nestorius was summoned, in order that he might explain his neglect of Cyril's former monition in the name of the pope.
The council declared that it was "of necessity impelled" by the canons and by the letter of Celestine to declare Nestorius deposed and excommunicated.
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 Nestorianism - SmartyBrain Encyclopedia and Dictionary
Nestorius preached against the use of the title Mother of God for the Virgin Mary, arguing that Mary was Mother of Jesus Christ but not the mother of God.
The theology of Nestorius is also referred to as "the theology of the indwelling Logos", since Christ is viewed as a man in whom the Logos dwelled.
Nestorius and his teachings were condemned and anathematised at the Council of Ephesus.
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 The Lynching of Nestorius
The condemnation of Nestorius by the Cyrilian council and the counter-condemnation of the oriental council against Cyril was not the end of the matter.
Nestorius felt this term to be unacceptable and chose to use Christotokos ("Mother of Christ" or "Messiah bearer"), Anthropotokos ("Mother of man"), or Theodokos ("God-receiving").
Nestorius describes that the union of the two natures are in the one prosopon of Jesus Christ, and denies that it should be described as a union of prosopa.
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 A Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature to the End of the Sixth Century A.D., with an Account of the ...
Nestorius, on receiving these fulminations at the end of 430, at once sent copies of them to John, together with his two sermons of Dec. 13 and 14, in which he professed to have acknowledged Mary as the "Mother of God" (ib.
Nestorius, generally abandoned by his supporters, was permitted to retire to his former monastery of St. Euprepius at Antioch.
Theodoret's unwillingness to abandon Nestorius and rooted dislike to Cyril's articles raised a coldness between him and John which was much strengthened by an unwarrantable usurpation on John's part, who at the close of 433 or beginning of 434 had ordained bishops for Euphratesia.
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Nestorius in return attacked the explanation Cyril had given the monks, called it untraditional, and said explicitly that it was the Apollinarian heresy all over again.
Nestorius, he instructs Cyril, is to be summoned to make a written recantation of his errors, and to declare that his belief about the birth of Christ is what the church of Rome believes, the church of Alexandria, and the universal church.
And while the bishop of Ephesus forbade the churches of the city to Nestorius, Cyril was free to preach on Nestorius as the enemy of truth, the outcast already condemned by the pope.[16] On June 21 the long wait was broken.
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 About That Guy Nestorius...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Nestorius was but one of a number of early theologians who attempted to explain the relationship of divinity and humanity in Jesus Christ.
Nestorius, a Syrian-born priest and monk had acquired a reputation as a dynamic speaker, and this may have influenced emperor Theodosius II to appoint him to the see of Constantinople.
Nestorius’ position as patriarch of Constantinople and the fact that he had been favored by his emperor over local contenders gave him a bully pulpit to defend his friend and teacher, bishop Theodore of Mopsuesta.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Refers to theology of Nestorius of Antioch, who became Bishop of Constantinople in 428 A.D. Nestorius believed that Mary was mother only of the human Jesus, not the divine Logos and in the Antiochine "two-nature" Christology.
Nestorius himself was given military protection because of danger to his person at the hands of the monks related to Memnon, bishop of Ephesus and strong supporter of Cyril.
Nestorius' views were misrepresented --he was accused of teaching that Christ was only an human being-- and he was excommunicated.
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Since few of Nestorius' writings are extant, what follows is a selection from a history of the church compiled by an individual named Socrates which reflects accurately what is known about the situation at the time.
While great offence was taken in the church at what was proclaimed in this way, Nestorius, who was eager to establish Anastasius' proposition – for he did not wish to have someone who he so highly esteemed found guilty of blasphemy – continually kept on giving instruction in church on this subject.
Nestorius acquired the popular reputation of asserting that the Lord was nothing more than a human being, and attempting to impose the teaching of Paul of Samosata and Photinus on the church.
web.ics.purdue.edu /~marinaj/nestoriu.htm   (407 words)

 When cultural accommodation goes too far!
  Nestorius was opposing the growing tendency to elevate the status of Mary.
Nestorius was outflanked at the Council of Ephesus, refusing to participate in meetings unless also accompanied by his loyal bishops.
When the decision of Nestorius' deposition was announced to the gathered crowd, the women formed a procession to show their support.
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 The Passion Movie - Why Modern Evangelicals Don't have a Problem with Nestorius
Nestorius was born at Germanicia, in Syria Euphoratensis around 381 A.D. He died in the Thebaid, Egypt in 452.
Nestorius was a disciple of the school of Antioch, and his Christology was essentially that of Diodorus of Tarsus and Theodore of Mopsuestia.
Nestorius has come back from the dead, again, and Evangelicals are eating up his theology as if it was sound orthodoxy.
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Nestorius concluded that it was not God who suffered and died on the cross, but only the man Jesus.
Nestorius, who refused to attend, had his teachings anathematized, along with all who held communion with him, and he was deposed as bishop of Constantinople.
The controversy created by Nestorius made it obvious that a clearer terminology was needed to define the doctrine of the Incarnation which protected the divinity as well as the humanity of Christ.
www.ewtn.com /library/HOMELIBR/NESTOR.TXT   (807 words)

 Nestorianism. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
This council (reinforced by the Council of Chalcedon in 451) clarified orthodox Catholic doctrine, pronouncing that Jesus, true God and true man, has two distinct natures that are inseparably joined in one person and partake of the one divine substance.
Nestorius, deposed after the Council of Ephesus, was sent to Antioch, to Arabia, and finally to Egypt.
The patriarch of Antioch and his bishops, accusing Cyril of unscrupulous action, stayed out of communion with Alexandria until a compromise was reached in 433, but though the subject was discussed in 553 at the Second Council of Constantinople (see Constantinople, Second Council of), Nestorianism was practically dead in the empire after 451.
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 The Making of Chalcedon
Nestorius was deposed by the Council of Ephesus in June 431.
Nestorius composed this late in his life and it has stimulated a reassessment of his christology, challenging the patristic identification of his views with an extreme "di-physite" position.
Nestorius rejected the Alexandrian unity "according to nature," "substantial" or "hypostatic" unity.
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 Pilgrim Church - NESTORIUS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
On the death of the king general and severe persecution ensued under his successors, Yezdegerd II and Bahram V. A change of far-reaching consequence was meanwhile being prepared for the Syrian and Persian churches by events that were happening in the West.
Nestorius, * a preacher in Antioch, born at the foot of Mount Taurus in Syria, was appointed (428) by the Byzantine Emperor Theodosius II to the bishopric of Constantinople, where his lively eloquence and energy added to the importance of his high position.
Theodore's teaching had not been generally condemned but when Nestorius taught the same, likewise running counter to the popular desire to exalt Mary, he was accused of denying the real Divinity of the Lord.
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 The Council of Chalcedon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Nestorius of Antioch (Theodore’s student) was ordained Bishop of Constantinople on April 10, 428.
In short, Nestorius’ chief concern was to maintain the distinction between Christ’s natures; Cyril’s was to maintain the unity of Christ’s person (=the divine logos).
Nestorius appealed to the emperor Theodosius II to summon an ecumenical council to settle the debate, which was called for June 7th, 431 at Ephesus.
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 The Council of Ephesus
Nestorius, who had been condemned in a council at Rome on 11 August 430, asked the emperor Theodosius II to summon this council.
The central dogmatic act of the council is its judgment about whether the second letter of Cyril to Nestorius, or Nestorius's second letter to Cyril, was in conformity with the Nicene creed which was recited at the opening of the council's proceedings.
Nestorius had already been given permission to revisit his monastery at Antioch, and on 25 October 431 Maximianus was ordained patriarch at Constantinople.
www.dailycatholic.org /history/3ecumen1.htm   (2870 words)

 Nestorius and the Nestorian Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Nestorius was concerned with preserving the theological insistence upon two natures in the Messiah, Godhead and manhood, without confusing them or suggesting a change in their properties.
The opponents of Nestorius were more concerned with preserving the theological insistence upon "one subject" in the Messiah.
Subsequently, because the Church of the East had the same doctrinal outlook which Nestorius himself held, the Church came to be called "Nestorian" by those in the West, the Byzantine Empire.
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 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 586 (v. 2)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
•Antioch, with the Eastern bishops, were disposed ;to favour Nestorius ; and John induced Theodoret, bishop of Cyrus, and Andreas of Samosata, to charge with the Apollinarian heresy the twelve " capitula," condemnatory of the doctrines of Nes­torius, which had.been issued by a synod held at Alexandria a.
The emperor, however, supported the de­cision of the council of Ephesus; and Nestorius did not recover his see, though he was allowed to re-
The unhappy Nestorius was banished to the Egyptian Oasis, and it is said (Evagr.
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 Heresy of the Month
Nestorius refused to recant and published a clearer condemnation against the title "Theotokos." He wrote: "A mother cannot bear a Son older than herself." "If Mary is called Mother of God, she is made a Goddess." "The man Jesus...
Nestorius refused to submit to Cyril and requested a General Council to discuss this issue.
Nestorius claimed that Christ's human nature was only the temple of the Godhead, but he also differentiated between the acts of Christ's human nature (e.g.
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 Catholic Encyclopedia: NESTORIUS AND NESTORIANISM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Nestorius, who gave his name to the Nestorian heresy, was b.
He does not teach in so many words "two natures after the union", but his work against Nestorius, with the depth and precision of St. Leo, is an admirable exposition of Catholic doctrine, worthy of a Doctor of the church, and far surpassing the treatise of Casssian.
The friend of Nestorius, Count Irenaeus had become Bishop of Tyre, and he was persecuted by the Cyrillian party, as was Ibas, Bishop of Edessa (q.v.) who had been a great teacher in that city.
essenes.net /Nestor.htm   (5265 words)

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