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This introductory chapter provides an overview of this book The Dyophysite Christology of Cyril of Alexandria and its chapters. The first chapter provides a better understanding of the meaning of the key terms and expressions in Cyril of Alexandria's christological works of the first two years of the Nestorian controversy. The second chapter provides a brief overview of Aristotelian and Porphyrian logic. The meaning of the key terms and Cyril's metaphysics in the trinitarian writings form the subject of the third chapter. The fourth chapter compares the meanings given to the terms in the archbishop's christology by a number of modern commentators. The chapter five covers the writings from the beginning of the controversy up to and including Cyril's Second Letter to Nestorius (February 430). The sixth chapter is fully devoted to Contra Nestorium. The chapter seven deals with the remaining works of the year 430.

Keywords: Contra Nestorium; Cyril of Alexandria; dyophysite Christology; Nestorian controversy; trinitarian writings



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