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Description - Cyril of Alexandria and the Nestorian Controversy by Susan Wessel

What were the historical and cultural processes by which Cyril of Alexandria was elevated to canonical status while his opponent, Nestorius, bishop of Constantinople, was made into a heretic? In contrast to previous scholarship, Susan Wessel concludes that Cyril's success in being elevated to orthodox status was not simply a political accomplishment based on political alliances he had fashioned as opportunity arose. Nor was it a dogmatic victory, based on the clarity and orthodoxy of Cyril's doctrinal claims. Instead, it was his strategy in identifying himself with the orthodoxy of the former bishop of Alexandria, Athanasius, in his victory over Arianism, in borrowing Athanasius' interpretive methods, and in skilfully using the tropes and figures of the second sophistic that made Cyril a saint in the Greek and Coptic Orthodox Churches.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199268467
ISBN-10: 0199268460
Format: Hardback
(224mm x 146mm x 26mm)
Pages: 380
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 28-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Susan Wessel

Susan Wessel is Visiting Lecturer at Princeton University.

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