Tag Archives: Theodore of Mopsuestia

#477 – A History of the Catholic Church – The School of Nisibis

The School of Nisibis and Narsai spread the Christology of Theodore of Mopsuestia throughout the Church of the East.

Links:
Mar Jacob Church in Nisibis by Gareth Hughes.

Some examples of Narsai’s Mêmrê can be found here

Adam Izdebski, “The School of Nisibis: An Ancient Religious Community?”

Frederick McLeod, “Narsai’s Dependence on Theodore of Mopsuestia”

The Christology of the Church of the East

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#477 – A History of the Catholic Church – The School of Nisibis

#476 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Church of the East Defines Itself

The Church of the East moves away from the Church of the Roman Empire through the adaptation of married clergy and the adaptation of the Christology of Theodore of Mopsuestia as its official teaching. Meanwhile, the Church of Armenia adopts Zeno’s Henotikon.

Links:
Map of the Roman/Persian Border by Cplakidas. On the map, Iberia is the land of the ethnic Georgians. Nisibis can be found just across the Roman/Sassanid border – just above “MESOPOTAMIA”

Diagram of the spectrum of Antiochine and Alexandrine Christology and where different Churches and theologians fall along the spectrum between pure monophysitism [one nature Christology] and pure dyophyistism [two nature Christology]

Canons of the Synod of Acacius/Seleucia

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#476 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Church of the East Defines Itself

#438 – A History of the Catholic Church – Christotokos

After looking at the Antiochene tradition in Christology, we see how tensions between the Cyril of Alexandria and Nestorius of Constantinople heat up over the appropriateness of calling Mary the Mother of God.

Links:
Icon of Christ. The eyes are said to reflect Christ’s divinity and humanity.

On Theodore of Mopsuestia

More on Theodore of Mopsuestia’s Christology

Comparison between Alexandrine and Antiochine approaches to Christology

The Sub Tuum Praesidium hymn that makes reference to the Theotokos

Cassian’s Seven Books Against Nestorius

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#438 – A History of the Catholic Church – Christotokos