Cyril of Alexandria (The Early Church Fathers) by Norman Russell

By Norman Russell

As ruler of the church of Alexandria and president of the 3rd Ecumenical Council of 431, Cyril used to be some of the most strong males within the 5th century, an incredible philosopher who outlined the concept that of christological orthodoxy for the following centuries. A debatable determine, he's additionally frequently considered as an unscrupulous, power-hungry cleric who used to be liable for the overthrow of an archbishop and the homicide of a feminine thinker. the 1st specific survey in English of Cyril's lifestyles and paintings, Cyril of Alexandria offers key decisions of the writings of this complicated determine, all freshly translated and positioned into context through an creation that outlines his existence and instances, his scholastic process, his doctrine, and his major effect at the Christian culture.

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Physis has a range of meanings very similar to ousia. It signifies ‘nature’ or ‘essence’ or ‘substratum’. 45 Hypostasis has the fundamental meaning of ‘support’ or ‘substructure’. In philosophical usage it means ‘subsistence’, actual reality as opposed to appearance. 46 Prosopon has an even broader range of meanings. 47 From this it may be seen that these words form a spectrum in which meanings shade into each other. Physis, or ‘nature’ can sometimes mean ousia and sometimes hypostasis. Hypostasis can be equivalent to prosopon or distinct from it.

For I have indeed called the ‘dweller’ him who necessarily dwells in the nature. The dweller is he who dwells in him who serves him as a dwelling, and he has his prosopon, while he who serves as a dwelling has the prosopon of him who dwells. So by the use of their prosopa, as though they were making use of their own properties in an authoritative way, the former is the latter and the latter is the former, the former and the latter abiding just as they are in their natures. If he is truly God, we confess that he is truly God also in his nature and that he is complete, lacking nothing of the nature of the Father; and we confess that the man is truly man, complete in his nature, lacking nothing of the nature of men, neither in body nor in soul nor in knowledge; he has all this in our image, apart from sin.

According to Eunomius, language can give us access to the divine nature because the divine names are directly revealed by God and 22 THE EARLY WRITINGS correspond to the reality of the things they signify. The divine intellect does not operate in a discursive manner. It comprehends the whole of reality in one act and expresses all in one word. A single term can therefore express the nature of God. 49 Against Eunomian realism Cyril defends the incomprehensibility of God and the deficiency of language.

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