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The Christology of Theodore of Mopsuestia

Theodore, Bishop of Mopsuestia, lived from 350-428. A friend of John Chrysostom, he was a proponent of the Antiochene school of biblical exegesis, which focused heavily on what might today be called the “grammatical-historical” interpretation of the text. Theodore was … Continue reading

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Apollinarianism

Associated with Apollinaris of Laodicea (c. 310-390), this heresy was an Alexandrian “Word-Flesh” theory of Christology. That is, it held that “the Logos took the place in the man Jesus of the human rational soul.”[1] Rejecting all “dyophysite” views of … Continue reading

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