The Church of the East, even if it was outside the Byzantine Empire and did not take part in the Christological discussions and controversies there, could not be silent. Our analysis of the Christological statements and professions of faith shows the reaction of this Church to the Christological controversies. These statements demonstrate this Church's own progress in Christological thought, its way of responding to the most important Christological questions, in two different Christological currents: the qnomā-parsopā current and the two-qnomē current. This analysis could help scholars understand better the development of the Christology of this Church before the assembly of bishops in 612 and her "Nestorianization," namely, the doctrine of two kyanē (natures) and two qnomē (hypostases) in the one parsopā (persona) of Christ. This analysis could also assist scholars who study the Christology of the Church of the East after the year 612, since the controversy between the two different Christological currents did not stop with the victory of the two-qnomē movement in 612.

The Christology of the Church of the East: An analysis of Christological statements and professions of faith of the officiai synods of the Church of the East before A.D. 612

Ebeid, Bishara
2016

Abstract

The Church of the East, even if it was outside the Byzantine Empire and did not take part in the Christological discussions and controversies there, could not be silent. Our analysis of the Christological statements and professions of faith shows the reaction of this Church to the Christological controversies. These statements demonstrate this Church's own progress in Christological thought, its way of responding to the most important Christological questions, in two different Christological currents: the qnomā-parsopā current and the two-qnomē current. This analysis could help scholars understand better the development of the Christology of this Church before the assembly of bishops in 612 and her "Nestorianization," namely, the doctrine of two kyanē (natures) and two qnomē (hypostases) in the one parsopā (persona) of Christ. This analysis could also assist scholars who study the Christology of the Church of the East after the year 612, since the controversy between the two different Christological currents did not stop with the victory of the two-qnomē movement in 612.
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