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By Adam M. Schor

Theodoret’s People sheds new mild on non secular clashes of the mid-fifth century in regards to the nature (or natures) of Christ. Adam M. Schor makes a speciality of Theodoret, bishop of Cyrrhus, his Syrian allies, and his competitors, led via Alexandrian bishops Cyril and Dioscorus. even if either units of clerics adhered to the Nicene creed, their contrasting theological statements resulted in hostilities, violence, and the everlasting fracturing of the Christian group. Schor heavily examines council transcripts, correspondence, and different documents of communique. utilizing social community concept, he argues that Theodoret’s doctrinal coalition was once truly a significant neighborhood, certain by way of symbolic phrases and traditions, riven with inner rivalries, and embedded in a much broader global of elite friendship and patronage.

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