Cyril is, arguably, the most important patristic theologian ever to deal with the issues of christology. Russsells volume on cyril of alexandria is a fitting addition to the early church fathers series. Nestorianism, arianism, adoptionism, apollinarianism, and eutychianism. Cyril of alexandrias pneumatology macsphere mcmaster university. St cyril of alexandria, on the incarnation of the only. Works by or about cyril of alexandria at internet archive. Cyril of alexandria, commentary on luke 1859 sermons 12. For other people with the same name, see pope cyril of alexandria disambiguation.
These arguments soon polarized into the conflict between two great churches, alexandria and constantinople, and their powerful archbishops, st cyril d. That everlasting and before the ages is the onlybegotten, on the words, in the beginning was the word. Saint cyril, archbishop of alexandria orthodox church in. Introduction exact of a truth, and godtaught is the mind of the holy evangelists, from the splendour of their. Cyril of alexandria was the patriarch of alexandria from 412 to 444.
Cyril of alexandria, bishop from 412444 of the major metropolis of the roman empire, is one of the towering fathers of the first five centuries of christianity, when the christian church developed its fundamental dogmas, liturgy and identity which define it to this day. A close study of the saints writings and thoughts reveal that what he says explicitly, is true. Cyrils great commentary on john, offered here in the ancient christian text series in two volumes, predates the nestorian controversy, however, and focuses its. Cyril of alexandrias most popular book is on the unity of christ. Cyrils sitz im leben cyril lived from 378 until 444. Cyrils theological teaching than has been the case. Cyril of alexandria was born during the last quarter of the fourth century and died on june 27, 444. Cyril of alexandria parish pittsburgh, pa parishes.
On the unity of christ is penned by the mature cyril amassing and curtly arranging his thoughts in dialectical conversation. I am the vine cyril of alexandria crossroads initiative. The translation is in a lucid language, with an elaborate introduction on cyrils life and christology. The twelfth sermon of the commentary upon the gospel of luke, by s.
In reception of council of chalcedon, cyril of alexandria played a major role. Cyril, recognized as a great teacher of the church, began his career as archbishop of. Cyril i, or cyril of alexandria, twentyfourth patriarch of the see of saint mark 412444, is reckoned one of the greatest prelates of christian antiquity feast day. That the incarnate son of god worships with the church in his human nature leads to the second dimension of cyrils. He was enthroned when the city was at the height of. Open as pdf ten years after the death of athanasius, the great champion of faith in christ as fully god, the bishopric of alexandria was bestowed on one theophilus. Click download or read online button to get cyril of alexandria and the nestorian controversy book now. Pdf the christology of cyril of alexandria in on the unity of christ. But jesus being full of the holy ghost, returned from the jordan, and continued in the spirit in the wilderness forty days, being tempted of the devil. Pdf the christology of cyril of alexandria in on the unity. He is chiefly known for his campaign against nestorius, bishop of constantinople, whose views on christs nature were to be declared. Cyril of alexandria, commentary on john, lfc 43, 48 1874.
Cyril of alexand ria s on the unity of christ is a discussion between cyril of alexandria himself and nestorius, in which the two theologians discuss the nature of jesus christ. Council of ephesus after the reading of cyrils writings against nestorius. The monophysism of st cyril of alexandria paper by giovanni costa on academia. He was nephew of the patriarch of that city, theophilus. The christology of cyril of alexandria and its contemporary. It is a testament of his superior rhetoric to say so much against so many with such few words. Librivox recording of commentary on the gospel of john, book i by cyril of alexandria. John chrysostom 1862a homily on the baptism and epiphany of christ. While bishop, he entered into a multitude of theological and ecclesial controversies, ranging from an antiorigen. Works by cyril of alexandria at librivox public domain audiobooks. The early part of cyrils episcopacy was impulsive and often violent.
A read is counted each time someone views a publication summary such as the title, abstract, and list of authors, clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the fulltext. Cyril has his feast in the western church on the 28th of january. St cyril the archbishop of alexandria eastern orthodox icon and synaxarion. He studied the secular sciences, including philosophy, but most of all he strove to acquire knowledge of the holy scriptures and the.
Cyril s great commentary on john, offered here in the ancient christian text series in two volumes, predates the nestorian controversy. It is not entirely clear that they relate to this time, but it is often assumed cyril. Cyril of alexandria and the nestorian controversy download. Athanasius on the 18th of january he seems to have been of an alexandrian family and was the son of the brother of theophilus, patriarch of alexandria. He was a man of fiery temperament, and ruthless and violent in the pursuit of what he conceived to be his duty. Cyril spent his early years at dayr anba maqar in the nitrian valley, which had become noted as a center of theological studies. Cyril was very instrumental in the council of ephesus 431. Cyril of alexandria, bishop and doctor of the church june 27 cyril was born at alexandria, egypt. Saint cyril of alexandria christian theologian britannica. In migne, jp ed patrologia cursus completus series graeca, volume 49. Allinall, a wellstructured tool, full of sound information. Dioscorus the great the champion of orthodoxy personal details.
Cyril of alexandria school creating tomorrows leaders through inspiration and innovation. St cyril of alexandria, patriarch, confessor, and doctor of the catholic church. Books by cyril of alexandria author of on the unity of. Commentary on john ancient christian texts alexandria, cyril of, elowsky, joel c. In pusey, pe ed sancti patris nostril cyrilli archiepiscopi alexandrini in d. Pdf the christology of cyril of alexandria in on the. Access featured local businesses and churches in your area. Media in category cyril of alexandria the following 24 files are in this category, out of 24 total. If were not to be impious and predicate suffering of divinity or omnipresence of a man, then we need to say that the person of christ is both divine and human, though the two natures are not mingled.
In 403 cyril was ordained lector of the church at alexandria, a position that carried. He is chiefly known for his campaign against nestorius, bishop of constantinople, whose views on christs nature were to be declared heretical. Cyril of alexandria, commentary on john, lfc 43, 48 18741885 book 1. In the early years of his active life in the church he wrote several exegetical. Apr 10, 2015 cyril responded to what in his eyes was a heretical christology, according to which christ was divided into two sons, the divine word and the man jesus. Nestoriuss teaching was condemned and cyrils second letter to nestorius canonized. Mario and the staff are diligently working to make sure you stay as informed as possible.
This monograph attempts to reconstruct his theology of scripture in order to suggest that his exegetical practice is inseparable from, and must be interpreted in light of. Saint cyril, archbishop of alexandria, a distinguished champion of orthodoxy and a great teacher of the church, came from an illustrious and pious christian family. Cyril of alexandria, commentary on luke 1859 sermons 1225. Pdf cyril of alexandrias trinitarian theology of scripture. Cyril received a classical and theological education at alexandria and was ordained by his uncle. He wrote extensively and was actively engaged in the christological controversies of his time 45th centuries.
Cyril of alexandria, commentary on john, volume 1, tr. The first certain date of his life is 403, when he was present, as he himself says in letter 75, at the socalled synod of the oak near chalcedon, at which theophilus, patriarch of alexandria, deposed john chrysostom from the see of constantinople. Yes, changes are coming, but they will be temporary albeit for an unknown period of time. Before the rise of constantinople to ecclesiastical eminence in the late fourth century, the sees of rome and alexandria were the undisputed leaders of thristian opinion, and alexandria had. Cyril of alexandria, commentary on john, lfc 43, 48 18741885. The translation is in a lucid language, with an elaborate introduction on cyril s life and christology. Eastern feast day june 9, christian theologian and bishop active in the complex doctrinal struggles of the 5th century. Cyril, recognized as a great teacher of the church, began his career as archbishop of alexandria, egypt, with impulsive, often violent, actions. Cyril of alexandria books list of books by author cyril. Cyril of alexandriaas ruler of the church of alexandria and president of the third ecumenical council of 431, cyril w. The following entry provides an overview of cyrils life and works. The first adamsecond adam typology in john chrysostom and. Cyril responded to what in his eyes was a heretical christology, according to which christ was divided into two sons, the divine word and the man jesus.
Cyril of alexandria has 70 books on goodreads with 28 ratings. See all books authored by cyril of alexandria, including against those who are unwilling to confess that the holy virgin is theotokos, and commentary on the twelve prophets, volume 2. His uncle, pope theophilus of alexandria, was patriarch of alexandria from 385 to 412. Cyril stands in a long line of illustrious predecessors. Cyril of alexandria the wiley blackwell companion to. Books by cyril of alexandria author of on the unity of christ. This work falls into two parts, a fourchapter introduction followed by lucid translations of five texts.
Cyril of alexandria 1872 commentary on the gospel of john. He was the nephew of the bishop of alexandria in egypt an important religious center, and in 412 he succeeded his uncle in this position. Some time ago i became aware that the oxford movement library of the fathersseries contained a translation of the commentary on the gospel of st. Mary coptic orthodox church of middlesex county, east. Cyril of alexandria books list of books by author cyril of. Cyril of alexandria exegete of scripture researchgate. Cyril of alexandria left to posterity a sizable body of exegetical literature. Cyril s sitz im leben cyril lived from 378 until 444. An introduction to cyril of alexandria union resources. Cyril of alexandria discusses the portion of the lords last supper discourse where jesus says i am the vine, you are the branches john 15. Essays and criticism on cyril of alexandria critical essays. In all of his thinking about christology, cyril of alexandria was concerned to safeguard the truth that jesus christ is the.28 1457 1642 906 529 604 144 316 186 363 833 1389 639 753 4 1191 516 440 673 61 66 477 284 677 1038 756 1573 719 453 852 774 1486 580 328 1402 1053 826 656 582 132 322 1031 1298 101