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Nicene and Ante-Nicene Fathers, Ser. II, Vol. III:
Jerome and Gennadius. Lives of Illustrious Men.: Nestorius the heresiarch.

Early Church Fathers  Index     

Chapter LIV.

Nestorius 2663  2664 the heresiarch, was regarded, while presbyter of the church at Antioch, as a remarkable extemporaneous teacher, 2665 and p. 395 composed a great many treatises on various Questions, into which already at that time 2666 he infused that subtle evil, which afterwards became the poison of acknowledged impiety, veiled meanwhile by moral exhortation. But afterwards, when commended by his eloquence and abstemiousness he had been made pontiff of the church at Constantinople, showing openly what he had for a long while concealed, he became a declared enemy of the church, and wrote a book On the incarnation of the Lord, formed of sixty-two passages from Divine Scripture, used in a perverted meaning. What he maintained in this book may be found in the catalogue of heretics.


Footnotes

394:2663

Bishop of Constantinople 428, deposed 431, died in the Thebaid about 439.

394:2664

Nestorius 25 30 Her; Nestor A T 31 a e 21.

394:2665

teacher A T 30 31 a e; omit 25 Her.

395:2666

at that time A T a e; omit 25 30 31.


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