Cyril of Alexandria
b. AD 376 – d. AD 444 • Author
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Cyril, St
Cyril, St (d. 444), Patr. of *Alexandria. In 412 he succeeded his uncle Theophilus in the patriarchal see. He soon opened warfare with impartial vigour upon *Novatianism, *Neoplatonism, the Jews, and the Imperial prefect, Orestes, and if he himself bore no personal responsibility for the death of the
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Cyril of Alexandria (378–444)
Cyril of Alexandria (378–444)Cyril was one of the most powerful leaders of Christian Egypt in the early Byzantine period, and one of the ablest and most influential of the Alexandrian school of theologians. Although the churches of Rome and Syria would demand additional nuances to his scheme at Chalcedon
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Cyril of Alexandria
Cyril of Alexandria (?–444). Patriarch of Alexandria from 412, when he succeeded his uncle Theophilus. A theologian of great ability, although he was also very rigid and dogmatic. In his works there are strong attacks against the Jews and the philosophers. In 415, when an angry crowd attacked and killed
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Cyril of Alexandria
Cyril of AlexandriaCyril of Alexandria (c. 375–444) was an eminent theologian in the tradition of Athanasius, but also seems to have relished controversy and was arguably ruthless in his politics. In particular, as patriarch of Alexandria, he strenuously attacked Nestorius, patriarch of Constantinople,
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Cyril of Alexandria, St.
Cyril of Alexandria, St. (d. 444). Consecrated bishop of Alexandria, Egypt, in 412, Cyril is known for his love of and success in theological conflict. Standing in the tradition of *Athanasius and the *Cappadocian fathers as a champion of orthodoxy, Cyril was the driving force behind the ecumenical *Council
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Cyril of Alexandria
Cyril of Alexandria (d. 444). Patriarch of Alexandria from 412 until death. Cyril was a prolific exegete, writing commentaries on the Pentateuch, Isaiah, the Minor Prophets, Matthew, Luke, John, Romans, 1-2 Corinthians, and Hebrews, some of which are extant only in fragmentary form. In addition, he wrote
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Cyril of Alexandria
CYRIL of Alexandria (370/380–444). Born at *Alexandria sometime between 370 and 380, he entered religious life and may have spent some time as a monk. He was nephew to the powerful Bishop *Theophilus, whom he accompanied in 403 to the Synod of the *Oak, which deposed *John Chrysostom, and whom he succeeded
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CYRIL OF ALEXANDRIA. A prolific commentator versed in liberal studies and divine doctrines, Cyril (ca. 375–444 ce) produced four sets of exegetical works, largely extant: 1) Adoration and Worship of God in Spirit and in Truth, seventeen books in dialogue form on the Pentateuch, arranged by topics showing
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Cyril of Alexandria (375–444)
CYRIL OF ALEXANDRIA (375–444)Born and raised in Alexandria, Cyril succeeded his uncle Theophilus (fl. 385–412) as bishop of the city in 412. His early career (412–28) was dedicated to the exposition of the Scriptures and the refutation of heretics and unbelievers. The second period of his episcopate
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Cyril of Alexandria
Cyril of Alexandria (370–444)Early church leader whose stress on the unity of Christ’s human and divine natures best represented the theological tradition of Alexandria (Egypt)As a youth, Cyril lived with monks and worked his way through the church hierarchy until he succeeded his uncle Theophilus