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Cyril of Alexandria by Norman RussellCyril was one of the most powerful men of the fifth century. presents key selections of Cyril's writings in order to make his thought accessible. introduction outlines Cyril's life and times, his scholastic method, his christology, his ecclesiology, his eucharistic doctrine, his spirituality, and his influence on the Christian tradition. Online available.
St. Cyril of Alexandria by John A. McGuckindescribes the turmoil of 5th century Christianity seeking to articulate its beliefs on the person of Christ. The policies of the Theodosian dynasty and the conflicting interests of the patriarchal sees are set as the context of the controversy between Nestorius of Constantinople and Cyril of Alexandria. expounds the arguments of both sides. new translations.
Cyril of Alexandria and the Nestorian Controversy by Susan WesselCyril's success in being elevated to orthodox status was not simply a political accomplishment based on political alliances. Nor was it a dogmatic victory. Instead, it was his strategy in identifying himself with the orthodoxy of the former bishop of Alexandria, Athanasius, in his victory over Arianism. Online available.
Commentary on the Twelve Prophets, Volume 2 by Robert C. Hillhistorical exegesis, which reveals Cyril's serious interest in the fortunes of the people of Israel and Judah in the centuries preceding and following the exile. Cyril abjures an approach that dismisses the historicity of the text. Online available.
Festal Letters 1-12 by Philip R. AmidonTwenty-nine in all, these letters cover all but three of Cyril's years as bishop. offer the modern reader a glimpse into the issues that Cyril himself considered important enough to proclaim to the entire diocese and a sample of how he prepared these ideas for reception by a less sophisticated audience. These letters illuminate other aspects of the ancient church in Alexandria. Online available.
Festal Letters 13-30Twenty-nine in all, these letters cover all but three of Cyril's years as bishop. offer the modern reader a glimpse into the issues that Cyril himself considered important enough to proclaim to the entire diocese and a sample of how he prepared these ideas for reception by a less sophisticated audience. These letters illuminate other aspects of the ancient church in Alexandria. Online available.
Three Christological Treatises by King DanielOn Orthodoxy to Theodosius was written for the emperor, a year before the council met, with the aim of persuading him that Nestorius's sermons were heretical and that his task as leader of both church and state was to ensure right religious observance. The Defense against the Bishops of Oriens and the Defense against Theodoret were written in the months leading up to the council when Cyril found himself required to defend his notorious "Twelve Chapters (or Anathemas)," which many bishops in other parts of the empire felt had gone too far in an anti-Nestorian direction. Online available.
Glaphyra on the Pentateuch, Volume 2 by Nicholas P. Lunncommentary of Cyril of Alexandria (ca. 376-444) on the Pentateuch, known as the Glaphyra, or "elegant comments," is now completed by this second volume. As Cyril works through the narrative passages of the Pentateuch, he pauses to explain those elements within the text that present possible difficulties or admit alternative interpretations, and invariably concludes each section by bringing out spiritual lessons of benefit to the congregation. Online available.
Letters 1-50 by John I. McEnerneyThis great Christological controversy and the Council of Ephesus that was convened in 431 to resolve it provide the subject matter for the entire collection of letters in this volume. Online available.
St. Cyril of Alexandria Letters 51-110 by John I. McEnerneytakes up in medias res the great Christological controversy about the term Theotokos and the events which lead up to its resolution at the Council of Ephesus in 431. Defending the doctrines of the Trinity and the Person of Christ in the Alexandrian tradition of St. Athanasius. The translator has appended five letters to the corpus. The first four are addressed to Cyril and are important for the light they shed on the Nestorian controversy. The last, an alternate version of letter 85 translated from the Latin text, contains a response to the synod at Carthage concerning the date of Easter, different in the two versions. Online available.
Gegen Julien Buch I-V by Christoph RiedwegThe first five books of Cyril of Alexandria's (c. 378-444 CE) monumental work of refutation "Against Julian" are being published here for the first time in a modern critical edition with an extensive apparatus of sources and parallel texts. The general introduction outlines the direct and indirect transmission of the work and also presents brief essays.
Der Kommentar Cyrills Von Alexandrien Zum 1. Korintherbrief by K. F. ZawadzkiDer Kommentar Cyrills von Alexandrien ( 444) zum 1. Korintherbrief des Apostels Paulus gehorte bisher wohl zu den unbekanntesten Schriften der patristischen Literatur. Die vorliegende Studie stellt die erste umfassende wissenschaftliche Untersuchung dieses fast vergessenen Werkes dar. Sie prasentiert erstmalig alle Handschriften, in denen griechische Fragmente des Kommentars uberliefert sind, und bietet die erste kritische Edition der Schrift sowie deren erste sbersetzung in eine moderne Sprache.