47) Through a number of different interpretations, the author proceeds to defend this model against a number of charges, including the claims that it falls outside of Catholic orthodoxy and that it essentially amounts to Nestorianism
His attack on Nestorius resulted in the condemnation of Nestorianism
at the Council of Ephesus in 431, where Cyril deployed all his powers to get his way.
The mere invocation of the names of the great heresies of the past--Arianism, Nestorianism
, Eunomianism, Docetism, Eutychianism, to name a few--may tempt us to believe that heresy is now a matter for the historians, and the degrees of remotion from our own setting these names indicate might imply that the whole thing is a dead issue (has anyone called you a "Donatist" recently?
Christianity in China: Nestorianism
, Roman Catholicism, Protestantism.
The thirty contributions in this volume were for the most part presented in May 2003 at a conference entitled "Research on Nestorianism
in China" that brought to Salzburg historians, theologians, Sinologists, and archaeologists.
The << Brilliant Teachings: the rise and fall of << Nestorianism
>> (Jingjiao) in Tang China, Japanese Religions 31 (2) 2006, 91-110.
The contributions were first presented at the conference "Research on Nestorianism
in China" held in Salzburg in May 2003.
Cyril, Vrettos--who did his theological study at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Theological Seminary in Boston (which for some reason is alternately referred to as "Holy Cross Greek Theological Seminary" and "Holy Cross Greek Theological School" here)--never accurately describes the Alexandrian patriarch's triumphant contribution to Orthodox Tradition in the course of the struggle against Nestorianism
In 845 all foreign religions--Buddhism, Nestorianism
, Mazdaism, and Manichaeism--were subject to brutal persecution: 'As a result 260,500 Buddhist and 2000 Nestorian, Mazdaian and Manichaean monks entered secular society.
He then concludes that Nestorianism
did not influence greatly Islamic views of the perfect man, but rather that Islam, in general, and Sufism, in particular, were more likely to have assimilated this notion from the Zoroastrian or Mazdean faith.
This was a distinctly unpopular notion, and Nestorianism
was declared heretical at the Council of Ephesus in 431.
concrete individual ([GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] -- an axiom often used by miaphysites in their attacks on Chalcedonian Christology(30)) and that therefore the doctrine of one prosopon or hypostasis in two natures is merely a disguised Nestorianism
, since it necessarily implies two prosopa.
As a religion from the West, Nestorianism
was taken as a sect of Buddhism, and satisfied the curiosity as well as the religious pursuit of the Tang Chinese.
Of particular note is the way Marshall provides an excellent clarification of what can be properly attributed to a person and to a nature (278-83), an important bulwark against a kind of latent Nestorianism
that can creep into certain expressions of traditional doctrine (15).
Similarly, the way he urges that the two-natures statement of Chalcedon could be interpreted would lead to an extreme Nestorianism
, also definitively rejected by the ancient ecumenical councils.