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Eutychian Controversy
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The so-called Eutychian Controversy was an episode in the christological controversy (Christology: II, 1), that forced the Roman and Latin West to take a dogmatic position and led directly to the christological formula of Chalcedon (Monophysites/Monophysitism). The unstable equilibrium of the Union of 433 between moderate Antiochenes and Alexandrians (DH 272) was always in danger. Dioscorus of Alexandria, the successor of Cyril of Alexandria, was not prepared to accept a significant increase in the power of the Antiochenes in the eastern epis…

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Brennecke, Hanns Christof, “Eutychian Controversy”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 04 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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