Durham does Patristics

Here are two of Durham’s summaries of the Christological and Trinitarian controversies in the early church/ the first four ecumenical councils.  This history is so important for correct theological formulation today as it forms the foundation of our profession and answers the fundamental questions – Who is our God and who is our Saviour:

In Primitive times, some denied Christ to be true Man, as Apollinarius; others denied Him to be true God, as Ebion, Arius, Photinus etc … some made Him to consist of two Persons as well as two Natures; others, running to the other extreme to shun that, affirmed Him to have but one Nature as He is but one Person, This was the Heresy of Eutuyches; the former was spread by Nestorius; Sabellians made but one Person as there is but one God … Those called Tritheists, made three Gods as well as three persons…
Durham, Revelation, 488

…open Heretics, such as Arius, Macedonius, Eutyches, Nestorius, etc. striking all of them at the Person and Natures of our Lord Jesus … All these Heresies were rejected by the Church and condemned by the first four famous general Councils.  The first whereof was convened at Nice by Constantine about the year 305 [325]wherein was condemned the heresy of Arius, who denied the God-head of Jesus Christ, or that He was by nature God as the Father was, though he accounted Him more that a man, and so differeth from Photinus.  The second was at Constantinople by Gretian and Theadasius [Theodosius], Anno 380.  In this was condemned the heresy of Macedonius, who denied the personality of the Holy Ghost, the third person of the blessed Trinity: His followers therefore were called … fighters against the spirit.  The third was at Ephesus, under Theodosius the second, Anno 431.  It condemned Nestorius, who made Christ to have [two] Persons as two Natures.  The fourth was at Calcedon, under Martinnus, Anno 451.  This rejected the Doctrine of Eutches, who, in opposition to Nestorius, attributed to Christ but one Nature, thus confounding his Natures, as the former had divided his Person.
Durham, Revelation, 532

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