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Cyril of Alexandria and the Nestorian controversy : the making of a saint and of a heretic

Author: Susan Wessel
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Series: Oxford early Christian studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Susan Wessel recounts the historical and cultural process by which Cyril of Alexandria was elevated to canonical status while his opponent, Nestorius, bishop of Constantinople, was turned into a heretic. She argues that it was Cyril's mastery of rhetoric and politics alike which ensured his victory over his adversary.
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Wessel, Susan.
Cyril of Alexandria and the Nestorian controversy.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2004059511
Named Person: Cyril, Saint Patriarch of Alexandria; Nestorius, Patriarch of Constantinople; Cyrille, saint patriarche d'Alexandrie; Nestorius, patriarche de Constantinople; Cyril, Saint Patriarch of Alexandria; Nestorius, Patriarch of Constantinople; Cyrillus (Alexandrinus); Cyrillus Alexandrinus.
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Wessel
ISBN: 9781435622678 1435622677 9780199268467 0199268460
OCLC Number: 463172641
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 365 pages).
Contents: Introduction ; I. THE TAPESTRY OF CYRIL'S EPISCOPACY FROM EGYPT TO THE IMPERIAL CITY ; 1. Confrontation in the Early Episcopacy ; 2. Political Alliance and the Onset of Controversy ; 3. The Reception of Nicaea ; 4. The Meeting of the Council ; II. THE RHETORIC OF THE NESTORIAN DEBATES ; 5. Rhetorical Style and Method in the Conciliar Homilies of Cyril ; 6. The Rhetorical and Interpretive Method of Nestorius ; 7. From a Tentative Resolution to the Renewal of Controversy (431 to 451 AD) ; Epilogue
Series Title: Oxford early Christian studies.
Responsibility: Susan Wessel.

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Recounts the historical and cultural process by which Cyril of Alexandria was elevated to canonical status while his opponent, Nestorius, bishop of Constantinople, was turned into a heretic. Argues  Read more...

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I do indeed admire her assiduity. The references to the original sources are a real bonus. * L.R. Wickham, The Journal of Theological Studies * Susan Wessel has produced a learned and exciting book, Read more...

 
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