Publication Year: 2010
Published by: The Catholic University of America Press
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Theodoret of Cyrus1 was born at Antioch in Syria about 393, received his education in the monastery schools of that city and was ordained bishop of Cyrus in 423.2 He played an active role in the city’s life, and in a letter written late in his career recalled that he had carried out an extensive building program and had struggled to root out heresy.3 But he also found time for a scholarly life and wrote extensively in the fields of scriptural exegesis, history (of the Church, of monastic life, and of heresy)...
There are people who do not achieve fame or glory through their ancestry, education, or personal success, and therefore strive to become well known by doing evil. Alexander the coppersmith, for example, was a man of no distinction, from a family that was not illustrious; he was not a skilled orator, politician, military leader, or courageous warrior. He did nothing but practice his common trade; he only became famous because of his rage against the most divine Paul.1...
Immutable: Dialogue 1
Unmixed: Dialogue 2
Impassible: Dialogue 3
We confessed that there is one substance of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and we have said with one voice that this substance is unchangeable. If there is one substance of the Trinity, therefore, and it is immutable, then the only begotten Son, who is one person of the Trinity, is immutable. And if he is immutable, he surely did not become flesh by changing, but he is said to have become flesh by taking flesh. ...