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The term Nestorianism is An eponym is a person (real or fictitious) whose name has become identified with a particular object or activity. One of the first cases was in second millennium BC, when the Assyrians named each year after a high official (limmu). Also, the eponym archon was the highest magistrate in Athens... eponymous, even though the person who lent his name to it always denied the associated belief. The The Assyrian Church of the East is a church that traces its origins to the See of Babylon, said to be founded by Saint Thomas the Apostle. It sometimes calls itself the Assyrian Orthodox Church, but should not be confused with the distinct Syrian Orthodox Church. In India it is... Assyrian Church of the East is commonly called Nestorian, but it too does not teach Nestorianism. The reason for this confusion is mostly historical and linguistic. For example, the Greek (Ελληνικά) Spoken in: Greece, Cyprus, Albania and surrounding countries Region: The Balkans Total speakers: 12 million Ranking: 74 Genetic classification: Indo-European  Greek   Attic    Modern Greek Official status Official language of: Greece, Cyprus (and the European... Greeks had two words for 'person', which did not translate well into Syriac is an Eastern Aramaic language that was once spoken across much of the Fertile Crescent. Syriac (ܣܘܪܝܝܐ [Suryâyâ]) Spoken in: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq, Georgia, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Turkey Region: Throughout the Middle East, Central Asia, Europe, North America and Australia Total speakers... Syriac. The meanings of these terms were not even quite settled during Nestorius's lifetime.

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Nestorius

Nestorius (c.386 - c.451) was Patriarch of Constantinople (April 10, 428 - June 22, 431). He received his clerical training as a pupil of Theodore of Mopsuestia in Antioch and gained a reputation for his sermons that led to his enthronement by Theodosius II as Patriarch following the death of... Nestorius (c. For the processor, see Intel 80386. Years: 382 383 384 385 - 386 - 387 388 389 390 Decades: 350s 360s 370s - 380s - 390s 400s 410s Centuries: 3rd century - 4th century - 5th century Contents // 1 Events 2 Births 3 Deaths 4 See also Events Beginning of the Northern Wei Dynasty in China... 386-c. For other uses, see number 451. Years: 447 448 449 450 - 451 - 452 453 454 455 Decades: 420s 430s 440s - 450s - 460s 470s 480s Centuries: 4th century - 5th century - 6th century Events September 20 - Attila, king of the Huns, invades Gaul, but is stopped in his tracks at Troyes by... 451) was a pupil of Theodore (c.350 - 428), was bishop of Mopsuestia (392 - 428). He is also known as Theodore of Antioch, from the place of his birth and presbyterate. He is the best known representative of the middle Antiochene school of hermeneutics. Life and work Theodore was born at Antioch, where his father... Theodore of Mopsuestia in This is about one of the cities called Antioch in Asia Minor, now Turkey. See Antioch (disambiguation) for other places called Antioch. The city of Antioch-on-the-Orontes (modern Antakya) is located in what is now Turkey. It was founded near the end of the 4th century BC by... Antioch in The Syrian Arab Republic is a country in the Middle East, bordering (from south to north) on Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Iraq and Turkey. The borders with Israel and Turkey are subject to dispute, pending the resolution of outstanding conflicts over possession of the Golan Heights and the region of Iskenderun... Syria and later became The Patriarch of Constantinople is the Ecumenical Patriarch, the first among equals in the Eastern Orthodox Communion. In this capacity he serves as spiritual leader and primary spokesperson for the Communion (hence first), but has no official authority over the Patriarchs or over the other fifteen of the sixteen autocephalous... Patriarch of Constantinople. He preached against the use of the title Mother of God ( Russian Orthodox Icon of the Theotokos Theotokos is a Greek word that means God-bearer or Mother of God. It is a title assigned by the early Christian Church to Mary, the mother of Jesus, at the Third Ecumenical Council held at Ephesus in 431. The theological significance at the... Theotokos) for the The term Virgin Mary has several different meanings: For the historical and multi-denominational concept of Mary, see Mary, the mother of Jesus. For the Roman Catholic theological and doctrinal concept of Mary, see Blessed Virgin Mary. For the issue of Marian apparitions, see Marian apparitions. For shrines associated with... Virgin Mary and would only call her Mother of Christ (Christotokos). He also argued that God could never be a helpless child, and could not suffer on the cross. His opponents accused him of dividing Christ into two persons: arguing that God the Word did not suffer and die on the cross, while Jesus the man did, or that God the Word was Omniscience is the capacity to know everything, or at least everything that can be known. In monotheism, this ability is typically attributed to God. It is typically contrasted with omnipotence. Omniscience is sometimes understood to also imply the capacity to know everything that will be. Foreknowledge and its compatibility with... omniscient, while Jesus the man had limited knowledge, effectively implies two separate persons with separate experiences. Nestorius responded that he believed that Christ was indeed one person (Greek: prosopon).


Nestorius was opposed by Pope Cyril I of Alexandria (376- June 27, 444), also known as The Pillar of Faith was Pope of Alexandria. He is revered as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church, the Oriental Orthodox Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church. In 1883 the Holy See declared him a Doctor of... Cyril of Alexandria and finally condemned at the Council of Ephesus Date 431 Accepted by Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy Previous Council First Council of Constantinople Next Council Council of Chalcedon Convoked by Emperor Theodosius II Presided by Cyril of Alexandria Attendance 200-250 (papal representatives arrived late) Topics of discussion Nestorianism, Theotokos, Pelagianism Documents and statements Nicene... Council of Ephesus in Years: 427 428 429 430 - 431 - 432 433 434 435 Decades: 400s 410s 420s - 430s - 440s 450s 460s Centuries: 4th century - 5th century - 6th century Events June - Council of Ephesus: Nestorianism is rejected, the Nicene creed is declared to be complete. Nestorius is deposed from his see. October 1 - Maximianus... 431, which held that Christ is one person, and that the Virgin Mary is the mother of God. The pronouncement of the Council is available here (http://www.monachos.net/patristics/christology/cyril_to_nestorius_3.shtml). The condemnation resulted in the The Nestorian Schism was the split between the Byzantine church of the West and the Assyrian church of the East in the 5th century. Nestorius was a student of Theodore of Mopsuestia at the middle School of Antioch before he became bishop of Constantinople. He was condemned by Cyril of... Nestorian schism and the separation of The Assyrian Church of the East is a church that traces its origins to the See of Babylon, said to be founded by Saint Thomas the Apostle. It sometimes calls itself the Assyrian Orthodox Church, but should not be confused with the distinct Syrian Orthodox Church. In India it is... Assyrian Church of the East from the Byzantine Church. But even Ephesus could not settle the issue, and the Byzantine Church was soon split again by the Monophysitism (from the For other uses, see Greece (disambiguation). Greece, formally called the Hellenic Republic (Greek: Ελληνική Δημοκρατία), is a country in the southeast of Europe on the southern tip of the Balkan peninsula... Monophysite schism over the question whether Christ had one or two natures.


Today it is generally accepted that the accusations against Nestorius and the Assyrian Church were exaggerated. The real question should have been whether properties of the The Divine Word may mean several things: According to the Gospel of John, Jesus is the Word of God (Greek: logos). The Divine Word may refer to the Word of God, which in a Christian context usually refers to the Bible. Other faiths may use the Divine Word to refer... Divine Word can be ascribed to the man Jesus Christ, and vice versa. This sharing of properties is called In Christian theology communicatio idiomatum is a term from the theology of the Incarnation, attempting to define the relationship between two natures in one person. The theory is that the properties of the Divine Word can be ascribed to the man Jesus, and that the properties of the man Jesus... Communicatio idiomatum, and is part of Antiquity and modernity stand cheek-by-jowl in Egypts chief Mediterranean seaport For other uses, see Alexandria (disambiguation). Located on the The Mediterranean Sea is an intercontinental sea positioned between Europe to the north, Africa to the south and Asia to the east, covering an approximate area of 2... Alexandrian, The Byzantine Empire is the term conventionally used to describe the The Roman Empire is not the Holy Roman Empire (843-1806). Roman Empire between AD 60 and 400 with major cities. During this time only Dacia and Mesopotamia were added to the Empire but were lost before 300. The... Byzantine, and For other uses, see Rome (disambiguation). The Roman Colosseum Rome (Italian and Latin Roma) is the capital city of Italy, and of its Lazio region. It is located on the lower Tiber river, near the Mediterranean Sea, at 41°50N, 12°15E. The Vatican City State, a sovereign... Roman doctrine. For the position of the Assyrian Church look at this (http://www.nestorian.org/nestorian_theology.html) page.


Christological implications

The teaching of Nestorius has important consequences that deal with In Christianity, salvation is arguably the most important spiritual concept, second only to the divinity of Jesus. For many Christians, the primary goal of religion is to attain salvation. (Others maintain that the primary goal of Christians is to do the will of God, or that the two are equivalent... soteriology and the theology of the The Eucharist is either the Christian sacrament of consecrated bread and wine or the ritual surrounding it. The term Eucharist is used mainly in Catholic, Anglican, Eastern Orthodox, and Lutheran traditions, and is based upon the Greek word ευχαριστω, eucharisto, meaning to... Eucharist.
The concept that Jesus did not die on the cross was in opposition to a statement by A 19th century picture of Paul of Tarsus Paul of Tarsus (originally Saul of Tarsus) or Saint Paul the Apostle (fl. 1st century AD) is considered by many Christians to be the most important disciple of Jesus, and next to Jesus the most important figure in the development of Christianity... Paul the Apostle in an An epistle is a writing directed or sent to a person or group of persons, usually a letter and a very formal, often didactic and elegant one. The letters from Apostles to Christians in the New Testament are often referred to as epistles. In the context of a liturgy, epistle... Epistle stating that If Christ is not risen from the grave our faith is in vain and during the The Protestant Reformation was a movement which began in the 16th century as a series of attempts to reform the Roman Catholic Church, but ended in division and the establishment of new institutions, most importantly Lutheranism, Reformed churches, and Anabaptists. Contents // 1 Roots of the Reformation 2 Reformation begins 2... Protestant Reformation, when some groups denied the Real Presence is a term encapsulating belief that Jesus is truly present, body, blood, soul, and divinity, in the Eucharist. This is a doctrine regarding Holy Communion, is maintained in Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Lutheran and Methodist traditions of Christianity. According to the Catholic and Orthodox traditions,the bread and wine... Real Presence, they were accused of reviving the error of Nestorius (c.386 - c.451) was Patriarch of Constantinople (April 10, 428 - June 22, 431). He received his clerical training as a pupil of Theodore of Mopsuestia in Antioch and gained a reputation for his sermons that led to his enthronement by Theodosius II as Patriarch following the death of... Nestorius.


The involvement of the Assyrian Church

Pope Cyril I of Alexandria (376- June 27, 444), also known as The Pillar of Faith was Pope of Alexandria. He is revered as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church, the Oriental Orthodox Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church. In 1883 the Holy See declared him a Doctor of... Cyril of Alexandria worked hard to remove Nestorius and his supporters and followers from power. But in the Syriac is an Eastern Aramaic language that was once spoken across much of the Fertile Crescent. Syriac (ܣܘܪܝܝܐ [Suryâyâ]) Spoken in: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq, Georgia, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Turkey Region: Throughout the Middle East, Central Asia, Europe, North America and Australia Total speakers... Syriac speaking world Theodore of Mopsuestia was held in very high esteem, and the condemnation of his pupil Nestorius was not received well. His followers were given refuge. The Head of king Shapur II (Sasanian dynasty A.D. 4th century). From The New York Metropolitan Museum of Art permanent collection. The Sassanid dynasty (also Sassanian) was the name given to the kings of Persia during the era of the second Persian Empire, from 224 until 651, when the last... Sassanid Persian kings, who were at constant war with Byzantium, saw the opportunity to assure the loyalty of their Christian subjects and supported the Nestorian schism:

  • They granted protection to Nestorians ( Years: 458 459 460 461 - 462 - 463 464 465 466 Decades: 430s 440s 450s - 460s - 470s 480s 490s Centuries: 4th century - 5th century - 6th century Events Statue of Zeus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, destroyed by fire after being moved to Constantinople. Daming calendar introduced in... 462).
  • They executed the pro-Byzantine Catholicos Babowai who was then replaced by the Nestorian Bishop of Nisibis Bar Sauma was a teacher at the School of Edessa in the 5th century, but had to flee to Persia because of his Nestorian views. The teaching of Nestorius had been condemned in Ephesus in 431. Nestorius was a student of Theodore of Mopsuestia, who was held in very high... Bar Sauma ( Years: 480 481 482 483 - 484 - 485 486 487 488 Decades: 450s 460s 470s - 480s - 490s 500s 510s Centuries: 4th century - 5th century - 6th century Events December 28 - Alaric II succeeds Euric as king of the Visigoths. Gunthamund becomes king of the Vandals. Pope Felix III excommunicates Peter Mongus, patriarch... 484).
  • They allowed the transfer of the The School of Edessa was the temporary home of the School of Nisibis from 363 until 489. In Edessa itself it was called the school of the Persians. The most important subjects taught at the school were theology and medicine. Its most famous teacher was Ephrem the Syrian. The main... school of Edessa to the Persian city Nisibis (Nusaybin, province Mardin, south-eastern Turkey) is the ancient Mesopotamian city, which Alexanders successors refounded as Antiochia Mygdonia and is mentioned for the first time in Polybius description of the march of Antiochus against the Molon (Polybius, V, 51). Like many other cities in the marches where Roman... Nisibis when the Byzantine emperor closed it for its Nestorian tendencies ( Years: 485 486 487 488 - 489 - 490 491 492 493 Decades: 450s 460s 470s - 480s - 490s 500s 510s Centuries: 4th century - 5th century - 6th century Events Theoderic, king of the Italy with the approval of the eastern emperor Zeno. August 28 - Theoderic defeats Odoacer at the Battle of Isonzo, forcing... 489).

At Nisibis the school became even more famous than at Edessa. The main theological authorities of the school have always been Theodore and his teacher After the early School of Antioch came into decline, the presbyter Diodore of Tarsus re-founded it in the middle of the fourth century as a semi-monastic community. He was a native of Antioch who had studied philosophy in Athens together with his friend Basil of Caesarea. In Antioch... Diodorus of Tarsus. Unfortunately, only few of their writings have survived. The writings of Nestorius himself were only added to the curriculum of the school of Edessa-Nisibis in Years: 526 527 528 529 - 530 - 531 532 533 534 Decades: 500s 510s 520s - 530s - 540s 550s 560s Centuries: 5th century - 6th century - 7th century Events September 22 - Pope Boniface II is elected to succeed Pope Felix IV December 15 - Justinian selects a second commission to excerpt and codify the... 530, shortly before the Second Council of Constantinople Date 553 Accepted by Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy Previous Council Council of Chalcedon Next Council Third Council of Constantinople Convoked by Emperor Justinian I Presided by Eutychius of Constantinople, Pope Vigilius in attendance Attendance 150 (some 18 from Italy and 6 from Africa) Topics of discussion Monophysitism... Fifth Ecumenical Council in Years: 549 550 551 552 - 553 - 554 555 556 557 Decades: 520s 530s 540s - 550s - 560s 570s 580s Centuries: 5th century - 6th century - 7th century Events The Ostrogoth Kingdom is conquered by the Byzantines after the Battle of Mons Lactarius. The Fifth Ecumenical Council is held. King Seong of Baekje... 553 condemned Theodore (c.350 - 428), was bishop of Mopsuestia (392 - 428). He is also known as Theodore of Antioch, from the place of his birth and presbyterate. He is the best known representative of the middle Antiochene school of hermeneutics. Life and work Theodore was born at Antioch, where his father... Theodore of Mopsuestia as Nestorius's predecessors.


At the end of the 6th century the school went through a theological crisis when its director Henana of Adiabene was headmaster of the School of Nisibis, the theological center of the Assyrian Church of the East, from 571 to about 610. His predecessor was Abraham of Beth Rabban who had worked hard to make the legacy of Theodore of Mopsuestia more accessible. Before he became headmaster... Henana of Adiabene tried to replace Theodore by his own doctrine, which followed Origen was a Christian scholar and theologian and one of the most distinguished of the Fathers of the early Christian Church. He was born about 182, probably at Alexandria, and died at Caesarea not later than 251. Contents // 1 Life 1.1 Early training 1.2 Conflict with Demetrius and... Origen. Babai the Great (c.551-628) is one of the pillars of the Assyrian Church of the East. He was the unofficial head of his church, revived the Assyrian monastic movement, and formulated its Christology in a systematic way. Contents // 1 Biography 2 Babais teaching 2.1 Babais... Babai the Great ( Years: 547 548 549 550 - 551 - 552 553 554 555 Decades: 520s 530s 540s - 550s - 560s 570s 580s Centuries: 5th century - 6th century - 7th century Events Jordanes publishes The Origin and Deeds of the Goths. The Byzantine Empire captures part of southern Spain from the Visigoths. Liang Yu Zhang Wang... 551- Years: 624 625 626 627 - 628 - 629 630 631 632 Decades: 590s 600s 610s - 620s - 630s 640s 650s Centuries: 6th century - 7th century - 8th century Events Khusro II of Persia overthrown Pippin of Landen becomes Mayor of the Palace Brahmagupta writes the Brahmasphutasiddhanta Births Deaths Empress Suiko of Japan Theodelinda... 628), who was also the unofficial head of the Church at that time and revived the Assyrian monastic movement, refuted him and in the process wrote the normative Christology of the Assyrian Church, based on Theodore of Mopsuestia.


A small sampling of Babai's work is available in English translation here (http://www.cired.org/faith/bawai.html). The Book of Union is his principle surviving work on Christology. In it he explains that Christ has two qnome (essences), which are unmingled and eternally united in one parsopa (personality). This, and not Nestorianism, is the teaching of the Assyrian Church.


Book: Wilhelm Baum and Dietmar W. Winkler: The Church of the East. A concise History, London-New York 2003


The spread of "Nestorianism"

The The Assyrian Church of the East is a church that traces its origins to the See of Babylon, said to be founded by Saint Thomas the Apostle. It sometimes calls itself the Assyrian Orthodox Church, but should not be confused with the distinct Syrian Orthodox Church. In India it is... Assyrian Church produced many zealous missionaries, who traveled and preached throughout Iran ( Persian ( Parsi پارسی ) Spoken in: Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and parts of Uzbekistan Region: Middle east Total speakers: 61.7 million Ranking: 29 Genetic classification: Indo-European  Indo-Iranian   Iranian    Western     Southwestern   ... Persia and Central and East Asia in the seventh and eighth centuries. "Nestorian" Christianity reached This article is on the geographic and cultural entity. For other meanings, see Country China, a country in East Asia One of the two states that have China in their official title and claim sovereignty over all of China: Peoples Republic of China (governing Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau... China by Years: 631 632 633 634 - 635 - 636 637 638 639 Decades: 600s 610s 620s - 630s - 640s 650s 660s Centuries: 6th century - 7th century - 8th century Events Saint Aidan founds Lindisfarne in Northumbria, England Nestorian China Births Pippin of Herstal, Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia (approximate date) 23 May - Chan... 635, and its relics can still be seen in Chinese cities such as Xian, Not to be confused with the neighboring province of Shanxi 陕西省 Shǎnxī Shěng Abbreviations: 陕 or 秦 (pinyin: Shǎn or Qín) Origin of Name 陕 shǎn - Shan County 西 xī - west west of Shan County... Xi'an. About the same time Nestorian Christianity penetrated into For the region of the same name, see Mongolia (region) Mongolia (Khalkha Mongolian: Монгол Улс) is a landlocked nation in central Asia, bordered by Russia to the north and the Peoples Republic of China to the south. It was the center of... Mongolia, eventually reaching as far as Korea Korea is a formerly unified country, situated on the Korean Peninsula The Korean Peninsula is a peninsula in East Asia. It extends southwards for about 1,100 kilometres from the continental Asian mainland into the Pacific Ocean and is surrounded by the East Sea/Sea of Japan on the... Korea. The The Nestorian Stele, Nestorian Stone, formally the Memorial of the Propagation in China of the Luminous Religion from Daqin (大秦景教流行中國碑 Pinyin: Dàqín Jǐngjiào liúxíng Zhōngguó béi, abbreviated 大秦景教碑... Nestorian Stele, set up on January 7 is the 7th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 358 days remaining (359 in leap years). The day is 人日 (Jinjitsu), 七草の節句 in Japan. January Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6... 7 January Years: 777 778 779 780 - 781 - 782 783 784 785 Decades: 750s 760s 770s - 780s - 790s 800s 810s Centuries: 7th century - 8th century - 9th century Events Emperor Kammu succeeds Emperor Konin as emperor of Japan. Charlemagne defines the Papal territory (see Papal States). Talorcan II succeeds Drest III as king... 781 at the then-capital of For the town in the Guangdong province of China, see Changan Town Changan This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons. Please see its description page there. To play the audio file do not click on the -image. Look for a Listen-link near this icon. Click on... Chang'an, describes the introduction of Christianity into China from Persia in the reign of Emperor Taizong of Tang China Birth and death: Jan. 23, 599–Jul. 10, 649 Family name: Li (李) Given name: Shimin (世民) Dates of reign: Sept. 4, 626–Jul. 10, 649 Temple name: Taizong (太宗) Posthumous name: (short) Emperor Wen (文皇帝) Posthumous name: (full... Tang Taizong.


The Christian community later faced persecution from Emperor Emperor Wuzong of Tang China Birth and death: 814–846 Family name: Li (李) Given name: Yan (炎) Dates of reign: 840–846 Temple name: Wuzong (武宗) Posthumous name: (short) Posthumous name: (full) General note: Dates given here are in the Julian calendar. They are not in... Tang Wu Zong (reigned Years: 836 837 838 839 - 840 - 841 842 843 844 Decades: 810s 820s 830s - 840s - 850s 860s 870s Centuries: 8th century - 9th century - 10th century Events After the death of Louis the Pious, his sons Lothar, Charles the Bald and Louis the German fight over the division of the empire... 840- Years: 842 843 844 845 - 846 - 847 848 849 850 Decades: 810s 820s 830s - 840s - 850s 860s 870s Centuries: 8th century - 9th century - 10th century Events The Moors temporarily recapture León. August: Arab pirates sack the Vatican. Xuanzong II succeeds China. Births November 1 - Louis the Stammerer, king of... 846). He suppressed all foreign religions, including Buddha on Lantau Island Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts... Buddhism and Christianity, which then declined sharply in China. A Syrian monk visiting China a few decades later described many churches in ruin. Marco Polo (September 15, 1254 - January 8, 1324) was a Venetian trader and explorer who, together with his father and uncle, was one of the first Westerners to travel the Silk Road to China (which he called Cathay) and visited Great Khan of Mongol Empire, Kubilai Khan (grandson of Genghis... Marco Polo in the 1200s and other medieval Western writers indicate many small Nestorian communities remaining in China and Mongolia; however, they clearly were not as vibrant as they had been during Tang times. The legacy of the missionaries remains in the Assyrian churches still to be found in The Republic of Iraq is a Middle Eastern country in southwestern Asia encompassing the ancient region of Mesopotamia. It shares borders with Kuwait and Saudi-Arabia to the south, Jordan to the west, Syria to the north-west, Turkey to the north, and Iran to the east. Its current leadership... Iraq, Iran ( Persian ( Parsi پارسی ) Spoken in: Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and parts of Uzbekistan Region: Middle east Total speakers: 61.7 million Ranking: 29 Genetic classification: Indo-European  Indo-Iranian   Iranian    Western     Southwestern   ... Iran, and The Republic of India is the This is a list of countries by population. The data are generally a projection for July 2005 made by the US Census Bureau, unless specified. Rank Country Population — World 6,445,398,968 1 China 1,306,313,812 2 India 1,080... India.


Modern Nestorianism

In addition to the The Assyrian Church of the East is a church that traces its origins to the See of Babylon, said to be founded by Saint Thomas the Apostle. It sometimes calls itself the Assyrian Orthodox Church, but should not be confused with the distinct Syrian Orthodox Church. In India it is... Assyrian Church of the East, some The factual accuracy of this article is disputed. Please see the relevant discussion on the talk page. This article forms part of the series For other uses of the term Christian, see This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the... Protestant and Reformed organizations foster or tolerate doctrine that could be seen as Nestorian, specifically the doctrine that the Virgin Mary is merely the mother of "Christ's humanity" and denying that she could be seen as the mother of the Son of God.


See also

  • Nestorius (c.386 - c.451) was Patriarch of Constantinople (April 10, 428 - June 22, 431). He received his clerical training as a pupil of Theodore of Mopsuestia in Antioch and gained a reputation for his sermons that led to his enthronement by Theodosius II as Patriarch following the death of... Nestorius
  • Topics related to Jesus Names and titles New Testament view Miracles His Resurrection Timeline Chronology Religious perspectives on Jesus Historicity Historical view Cultural and historic background Images Dramatic portrayals Christology is that part of Christian theology that studies and defines who Jesus Christ is. It is generally less concerned with... Christology
  • The Assyrian Church of the East is a church that traces its origins to the See of Babylon, said to be founded by Saint Thomas the Apostle. It sometimes calls itself the Assyrian Orthodox Church, but should not be confused with the distinct Syrian Orthodox Church. In India it is... Assyrian Church of the East
  • Babai the Great (c.551-628) is one of the pillars of the Assyrian Church of the East. He was the unofficial head of his church, revived the Assyrian monastic movement, and formulated its Christology in a systematic way. Contents // 1 Biography 2 Babais teaching 2.1 Babais... Babai the Great
  • Remnants of the pagoda Daqin Pagoda (大秦塔) in Zhouzhi, Shaanxi Province, China is the remnant of the earliest surviving Christian church in China. The church and the monastery were built in 640 by members of the Assyrian Church of the East, also referred to as the Nestorian church... Daqin Pagoda
  • The Nestorian Stele, Nestorian Stone, formally the Memorial of the Propagation in China of the Luminous Religion from Daqin (大秦景教流行中國碑 Pinyin: Dàqín Jǐngjiào liúxíng Zhōngguó béi, abbreviated 大秦景教碑... Nestorian Stele
  • Alopen is the first recorded Christian missionary to reach China, during the Tang Dynasty. He was an envoy of the Assyrian Church of the East(commonly labelled Nestorian) to the Chinese, but the mission did not gain widespread momentum. During that time, Tang China welcomed all sorts of foreigners ranging... Alopen

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Nestorianism is the belief that Christ consisted of two separate persons, one human and one divine.
Nestorianism was rejected as heretical by the Council of Ephesus in 431, which held that Christ consisted of only one person with two natures, one human and one divine.
Nestorianism was the first Christian tradition to reach China (in 635), and about the same time into Mongolia, and its relics can still be seen in Chinese cities such as Xi'an.
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Nestorianism is the Christian doctrine that Jesus existed as two persons, the man Jesus and the divine Son of God, or Logos, rather than as a unified person.
The condemning pronouncement of the Council resulted in the Nestorian schism and the separation of the Assyrian Church of the East from the Byzantine Church.
Some Protestant and Reformed church organizations foster or tolerate doctrine that could be seen as Nestorian, specifically the doctrine that the Virgin Mary is merely the mother of "Christ's humanity" and denying that she could be seen as the mother of the Son of God.
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