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(c. 381, Germanicia Euphratensis – 451 or 453, Oasis). Nestorius received his education in Antioch, where he came under the influence of Theodore of Mopsuestia. After he entered a monastery outside Antioch and established an outstanding reputation as a preacher, Emperor Theodosius II appointed him to the see of Constantinople (428–431). During his episcopate, he proceeded against his opponents, treated the people with apparent rigor, and proved otherwise inept in the arena of eccl…

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Böhm, Thomas, “Nestorius”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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