Outlines of Church History; From the Birth of Christ to A.D. 1648

Outlines of Church History; From the Birth of Christ to A.D. 1648

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...accepted the doctrine, and made some progress in reconciling the two parties within hi- diocese. Action to that effect was taken by a council in Alexandria, in 633. But Sophronius, a clearer thinking Palestinian monk, hap pened to be there at the time, and declared his oppositionHe became patriarch of Jerusalem next year, and used his increased influence to promote the rising excitement of controversy. Sergius of Constantinople succeeded in enlisting' Honorius, bishop of Rome, on his side. Thus the Patriarchs of Constantinople, of Rome and of Alexandria were arrayed on the Monothelite side, against the Patriarch of Jerusalem. Sophronius however had the advantage of his opponents in point of logic, and his reasoning soon convinced the greater number of theologians. But he was silenced by the Mohammedans, into whose hands he and his patriarchate fell in 637. He died soon after. Next year, the emperor finding that instead of harmony, only greater division of opinion was produced by his doctrine, issued what he called the Ecthesis, prepared by Sergius, with the hope of allaying the excitement. In that proclamation he stated the doctrine of one Christ in two natures, and that the one Christ works both what is divine and what is human; but urged that the phrases expressive of one energy or of two energies, which had been used in controversy, should be avoided. Both parties were dissatisfied. Succeeding bishops of Rome rejected the Ecthesis, and in the east, orthodoxy was ably defended by the monk Maximus, while Theodore bishop of Pharan in Arabia upheld the cause of the Monothelites. In 648 the emperor Constans II. issued an edict called the Typus, (ru-oc) by which the Ecthesis was revoked, and without taking the part of either side, an attempt...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236529561
  • 9781236529565