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Nestorianism
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The term Nestorianism can be used in two senses. First, it can designate the theology (and sometimes also the ecclesiastical organization) of today’s Holy Apostolic and Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, whose members are called Nestorians (or East Syrians or Chaldeans; Apostolic Church of the East) because in 484/486, in conscious departure from the Roman imperial church, they adopted the Christology of Nestorianism, which had been condemned at the Council of Ephesus in 431 (Nestorian controversy). Originally this church constituted itself as a nation…

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Markschies, Christoph, “Nestorianism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 14 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024068>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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