Cyril of Alexandria s Trinitarian Theology of Scripture

67 Cyril, ep. 4.4 (=Second Letter to Nestorius) (Wickham, 6), which received official synodal affirmation at Ephesus. ... From the Apostolic Age to Chalcedon, 409–12; McGuckin, St. Cyril of Alexandria, 212–16; Thomas G. Weinandy, ...

Cyril of Alexandria s Trinitarian Theology of Scripture

More exegetical literature survives from the hand of Cyril of Alexandria than nearly any other Greek patristic author, yet this sizable body of work has scarcely received the degree of attention it deserves. In this work, Matthew R. Crawford reconstructs the intellectual context that gave rise to this literary output and highlights Cyril's Trinitarian theology, received as an inheritance from the fourth century, as the most important defining factor. Cyril's appropriation of pro-Nicene Trinitarianism is evident in both of his theology of revelation and his theology of exegesis, the two foci that comprise his doctrine of Scripture. Revelation, in his understanding, proceeds from the Father, through the Son, and in the Spirit, following the order of Trinitarian relations. Moreover, this pattern applies to the inspiration of Scripture as well, insofar as inspiration occurs when the Son indwells human authors by the Spirit and speaks the words of the Father. Although Cyril's interpretation of revelation may consequently be called 'Trinitarian', it is also resolutely Christological, since the divine and incarnate Son functions as the central content and mediator of all divine unveiling. Corresponding to this divine movement towards humanity in revelation is humanity's appropriation of divine life according to the reverse pattern—in the Spirit, through the Son, unto the Father. Applied to exegesis, this Trinitarian pattern implies that the Spirit directs the reader of Scripture to a Christological interpretation of the text, through which the believer beholds the incarnate Son, the exemplar of virtue and the perfect image of the Father, and accordingly advances in both virtue and knowledge. This process continues until the final eschatological vision when the types and riddles of Scripture will be done away with in light of the overwhelming clarity of the Christologically-mediated Trinitarian vision.

St Cyril of Alexandria s Metaphysics of the Incarnation

Cyril of Alexandria, Ep. ad Monachos. ... On the other hand, Cyril's Letter to the Monks of Egypt and the Second and Third letters to Nestorius were written prior the Council's commencement. Hence, if we follow Quasten's argument, ...

St  Cyril of Alexandria s Metaphysics of the Incarnation

Cyril of Alexandria is one of the major intellectuals of the early Byzantine Christian world. His approach to Christ is at the core of the classical Christian tradition, however, because his works were not translated into English in the post-Reformation environment, the precise implications of his "science of Christ" have been extensively misunderstood. This work seeks to reposition Cyril in the precise philosophical context to which he belonged, seeking, as he did, for a deliberate bridge-building between ecclesiastical biblical presuppositions and the semantic terms central to the Late Antique philosophical Academy, with which he understands the Church must communicate. This book seeks to lay bare the fundamental philosophical axioms of Cyril’s metaphysics of the Incarnation. To illuminate this, it investigates the fifth-century curriculum of metaphysical studies as followed in the academies of both Alexandria and Athens. Common to both Cyril and his Hellene contemporaries are the terms of theological speculation prevalent in the Commentaries on the Parmenides. This monograph applies the schema of theological analysis offered by the Commentators to Cyril’s metaphysics of the Incarnation to see how well it accounts for the precise terms of the Incarnational doctrine posited by Cyril. This study also endeavors to expound and evaluate the many previous (and heavily conflicting) scholarly accounts of Cyril’s intellectual agenda. It outlines various cognitive gaps associated with the macro arguments of the different positions, which by and large have underestimated Cyril’s philosophical acumen and ignored his own immediate academic context.

Cyril of Alexandria

Cyril of Alexandria presents key selections of Cyril's writings in order to make his thought accessible to students.

Cyril of Alexandria

As a ruler of the church of Alexander and president of the Third Ecumenical Council of 431, Cyril was one of the most powerful men of the fifth century. Not only did he define the concept of christological orthodoxy for the next two centuries, but he is also often regarded as an unscrupulous cleric who was responsible for the murder of the female philosopher Hypatia and for the overthrow of the archbishop Nestorius. Cyril of Alexandria presents key selections of Cyril's writings in order to make his thought accessible to students. The writings are all freshly translated and an extended introduction outlines Cyril's life and times, his scholastic method, his christology, his ecclesiology, his eucharistic doctrine, his spirituality, and his influence on the Christian tradition.

St Cyril of Alexandria The Christological Controversy

A historical and theological analysis of the great 5th century Christological controversy, charting the main aspects and key stages of the conflict between Cyril of Alexandria and Nestorius, particularly the council of 431 and its reception ...

St  Cyril of Alexandria  The Christological Controversy

A historical and theological analysis of the great 5th century Christological controversy, charting the main aspects and key stages of the conflict between Cyril of Alexandria and Nestorius, particularly the council of 431 and its reception by Chalcedon 451.

Cyril of Alexandria Select Letters

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Cyril of Alexandria  Select Letters

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Christ s Humanity in Current and Ancient Controversy Fallen or Not

181 R. L. Wilken, Judaism and the Early Christian Mind: A Study of Cyril of Alexandria's Exegesis and Theology (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1971), pp. 129–30, n. 24; 130–1; S. A. McKinion, Words, Imagery, and the Mystery of ...

Christ s Humanity in Current and Ancient Controversy  Fallen or Not

Was Christ's human nature fallen, even sinful? From the 18th century to the present, this view has become increasingly prominent in Reformed theological circles and beyond, despite vigorous opposition. Both sides on the issue see it as vital for understanding the nature of salvation. Each side's advocates appeal to or critique the Church Fathers. This book reviews the history and present state of the debate, then surveys the connections, distinctions, and patristic interpretations of five of the modern fallenness view's proponents (Edward Irving, Karl Barth, T. F. Torrance, Colin Gunton, and Thomas Weinandy) and five of its opponents (Marcus Dods the Elder, A. B. Bruce, H. R. Mackintosh, Philip Hughes, and Donald Macleod). The book verifies the views of the ten most-cited Fathers: five Greek (Irenaeus, Athanasius, Gregory Nazianzen, Gregory Nyssen, and Cyril of Alexandria) and five Latin (Tertullian, Hilary of Poitiers, Ambrose, Augustine, and Leo the Great). The study concludes by sketching the implications of its findings for the doctrines of the Immaculate Conception, sin, sanctification, and Scripture.

On the Unity of Christ

This text is one of the most important and yet approachable works produced by Cyril. It was written after the Council of Ephesus (431) to explain his doctrine to an international audience.

On the Unity of Christ

"This book is essential reading for all those interested in the theology and spirituality of the fathers, their use of Scripture, and their creative expression through the media of philosophy and the natural sciences"--Back cover.

The Son of God Beyond the Flesh

2 Cyril of Alexandria on the Transcendence of the Incarnate Son Cyril of Alexandria (c. 370–444), one of the foremost contributors to the church's early thought on the person of Christ, provides a superb first point of reference in the ...

The Son of God Beyond the Flesh

The so-called extra Calvinisticum-the doctrine that the incarnate Son of God continued to exist beyond the flesh-was not invented by John Calvin or Reformed theologians. If this is true, as is almost universally acknowledged today, then why do scholars continue to fixate almost exclusively on Calvin when they discuss this doctrine? The answer to the “why” of this scholarly trend, however, is not as important as correcting the trend. This volume expands our vision of the historical functions and christological significance of this doctrine by expounding its uses in Cyril of Alexandria, Thomas Aquinas, Zacharias Ursinus, and in theologians from the Reformation to the present. Despite its relative obscurity, the doctrine that came to be known as the “Calvinist extra” is a possession of the church catholic and a feature of Christology that ought to be carefully appropriated in contemporary reflection on the Incarnation.

The Fathers of the Church

Cyril. of. Alexandria. Continuing. our journey following the traces left by the Fathers of the Church,we meet an ... and the last important representative of the Alexandrian tradition in the Greek Orient,Cyril was later defined as “the ...

The Fathers of the Church

At his Wednesday audiences during 2007 and 2008 Pope Benedict XVI gave a series of short talks on the Fathers of the Church. He devoted himself not only to such famous and influential Fathers as Augustine and John Chrysostom but also to figures not venerated as saints; one subject, Tertullian, even died outside the Catholic communion. This volume contains thirty-six of these inspirational teachings. In these catecheses the Pope is not delivering academic lectures or preaching sermons. Rather, he is instructing Christian believers who want to have their faith confirmed and strengthened. Pope Benedict firmly believes that the Fathers of the Church still speak powerfully today, and his accessible presentations will make many readers eager to look further into the writings of these great early Christians.

Letter Spirit Vol 11 Our Beloved Brother Paul Reception History of Paul in Catholic Tradition

11 12 13 14 15 16 17 theology of another, unsurpassed Alexandrian theologian— Athanasius of Alexandria.” 4 For Cyril's dependence on Jerome, see Kerrigan, St. Cyril of Alexandria, 435–439, and Crawford, Cyril of Alexandria's Trinitarian ...

Letter   Spirit  Vol  11   Our Beloved Brother Paul    Reception History of Paul in Catholic Tradition


St Cyril of Alexandria s Teaching on the Priesthood

St. Cyril of Alexandria offers us here the clearest Biblical understanding of the Orthodox Priesthood on the basis of a Christian exposition of the Old Testament Priesthood.

St  Cyril of Alexandria s Teaching on the Priesthood

St. Cyril of Alexandria offers us here the clearest Biblical understanding of the Orthodox Priesthood on the basis of a Christian exposition of the Old Testament Priesthood. The general principle that Christ did not come to destroy the Law, but to fulfill, holds true for the Priesthood of the Law as well. St. Cyril explains how the Priesthood of the Law is fulfilled and renewed in the Christian Priesthood. His exposition offers Orthodox clergy a profound explanation of what they stand for and highlights many aspects of their sacred ministry.

The Filioque

Cyril of Alexandria, Thesaurus de sancta et consubstantiali trinitate 34 (PG 75, 608). 107. Cyril of Alexandria ... George Berthold, “Cyril of Alexandria and the Filioque, ” Studia Patristica 19 (1989): 144. 110. Ibid. , 144–45. 111.

The Filioque

Ed Siecinski examines how the Church has viewed the procession of the Holy Spirit throughout its history, beginning with the Trinitarian controversies of the early Christian centuries. The first comprehensive study of the key controversy separating the Eastern and Western churches.

Coptic Christology in Practice

Accordingly, Nestorius issues a strong censure against 'those who mingle (ïƒ ŒÆôÆŒØæíþíôåò) the nature of the Xesh with that of the divinity to produce a single essence' (from Cyril of Alexandria, Nest. 4. 7: ed. Loofs, Nestoriana, 229.

Coptic Christology in Practice

A pioneering study of ancient and medieval Christology. Employing a range of interdisciplinary methods, Stephen J. Davis shows how Christian identity in Egypt was shaped by a set of replicable 'christological practices'. He thus enables readers to trace the Coptic church's theological and cultural transition from late antiquity to Dar al-Islam.

Cyril of Alexandria s Trinitarian Theology of Scripture

In this work, Matthew R. Crawford reconstructs the intellectual context that gave rise to this literary output and highlights Cyril's Trinitarian theology, received as an inheritance from the fourth century, as the most important defining ...

Cyril of Alexandria s Trinitarian Theology of Scripture

More exegetical literature survives from the hand of Cyril of Alexandria than nearly any other Greek patristic author, yet this sizable body of work has scarcely received the degree of attention it deserves. In this work, Matthew R. Crawford reconstructs the intellectual context that gave rise to this literary output and highlights Cyril's Trinitarian theology, received as an inheritance from the fourth century, as the most important defining factor. Cyril's appropriation of pro-Nicene Trinitarianism is evident in both of his theology of revelation and his theology of exegesis, the two foci that comprise his doctrine of Scripture. Revelation, in his understanding, proceeds from the Father, through the Son, and in the Spirit, following the order of Trinitarian relations. Moreover, this pattern applies to the inspiration of Scripture as well, insofar as inspiration occurs when the Son indwells human authors by the Spirit and speaks the words of the Father. Although Cyril's interpretation of revelation may consequently be called Trinitarian, it is also resolutely Christological, since the divine and incarnate Son functions as the central content and mediator of all divine unveiling. Corresponding to this divine movement towards humanity in revelation is humanity's appropriation of divine life according to the reverse pattern--in the Spirit, through the Son, unto the Father. Applied to exegesis, this Trinitarian pattern implies that the Spirit directs the reader of Scripture to a Christological interpretation of the text, through which the believer beholds the incarnate Son, the exemplar of virtue and the perfect image of the Father, and accordingly advances in both virtue and knowledge. This process continues until the final eschatological vision when the types and riddles of Scripture will be done away with in light of the overwhelming clarity of the Christologically-mediated Trinitarian vision.

Studia Patristica Volume XLIV

In his two dogmatic letters to Nestorius , included in the conciliar records , 37 Cyril argues that Mary's son is God who is born of woman in ... The letters are translated in : J. McGuckin , St. Cyril of Alexandria ( 1994 ) , 262-5 .

Studia Patristica  Volume XLIV

Papers presented at the Fifteenth International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford 2007 (see also Studia Patristica 45, 46, 47, 48 and 49). The successive sets of Studia Patristica contain papers delivered at the International Conferences on Patristic Studies, which meet for a week once every four years in Oxford; they are held under the aegis of the Theology Faculty of the University. Members of these conferences come from all over the world and most offer papers. These range over the whole field, both East and West, from the second century to a section on the Nachleben of the Fathers. The majority are short papers dealing with some small and manageable point; they raise and sometimes resolve questions about the authenticity of documents, dates of events, and such like, and some unveil new texts. The smaller number of longer papers put such matters into context and indicate wider trends. The whole reflects the state of Patristic scholarship and demonstrates the vigour and popularity of the subject.

The Dyophysite Christology of Cyril of Alexandria

This book addresses this deficiency by an integral investigation of the archbishop s christological writings during the first two years of the Nestorian controversy, and comes to the conclusion that his christology is basically dyophysite.

The Dyophysite Christology of Cyril of Alexandria

The formula one incarnate nature of the Word of God has often been depicted as a summary of Cyril of Alexandria s (ca 378-444) christology. But no systematic study into his christological works has been published. Besides, there is no consensus regarding the meaning of the key terms and expressions in these works. This book addresses this deficiency by an integral investigation of the archbishop s christological writings during the first two years of the Nestorian controversy, and comes to the conclusion that his christology is basically dyophysite. This re-appraisal of his christology bears on the understanding of the Council of Chalcedon and on contemporary ecumenical relations, especially those between the Eastern Orthodox and the Oriental Orthodox.