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Cyril of Alexandria (Norman Russell) Hardcover Book, (Routledge, 2000) 9780415182508


Title: Cyril of Alexandria

Author: Russell, Norman

Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis; Publication Date: 2000

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780415182508

Volumes: 1; Pages: 288

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As ruler of the church of Alexandria and president of the Third Ecumenical Council of 431, Cyril was one of the most powerful men in the fifth century, an important thinker who defined the concept of christological orthodoxy for the next two centuries. A controversial figure, he is also often regarded as an unscrupulous, power-hungry cleric who was responsible for the overthrow of an archbishop and the murder of a female philosopher. The first detailed survey in English of Cyril's life and work, Cyril of Alexandria presents key selections of the writings of this complex figure, all freshly translated and put into context by an introduction that outlines his life and times, his scholastic method, his doctrine, and his significant influence on the Christian tradition.

CONTENTS

Preface

List of Abbreviations

PART I Introduction

The making of a bishop

The early writings

The Nestorian controversy

The Cyrillian legacy

PART II Texts

General introduction to the texts

Commentary on Isaiah

Commentary on John

Against Nestorius

An explanation of the twelve chapters

Against Julian

Notes

Bibliography

Index of Scriptural Citations

Index of Names and Subjects

Reviews

"This volume is an excellent introduction to Cyril and will also be appreciated by specialists for its attention to biblical commentary..."--Religious Studies Review, October 2001, volume 27 number 4

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