G. L. Prestige (essay date 1940)
SOURCE: Prestige, G. L. “Cyril; or, One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism.” In Fathers and Heretics: Six Studies in Dogmatic Faith with Prologue and Epilogue, pp. 150-79. London: S.P.C.K., 1968.
[In the following excerpt, originally published in 1940, Prestige offers historical background information on Cyril's activities as archbishop of Alexandria, and analyzes the saint's theological doctrine of the Incarnation.]
Cyril, archbishop of Alexandria, after whom this lecture is entitled, was one of those active and strong characters that excite the animosity of less successful controversialists. When his death was announced, in the year 444, one of his critics wrote a...
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