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- n. In theology, the doctrine that in the God-man the two natures, the divine and the human, are not united in one person, and that consequently he possesses two distinct personalities. Nestorianism is at the opposite extreme of Christological doctrine from Monophysitism. It derives its name from Nestorius, patriarch of Constantinople in the fifth century, who was condemned by the third and fourth ecumenical councils (that of Ephesus in 431 and that of Chalcedon in 451) as promulgating teachings which involved this doctrine and as refusing to assent to the decision of the Ephesine Council. See
- n. Christianity The heterodox religious beliefs of the followers of Nestorius. These included that Christ has two natures, one wholly human and one wholly divine, that Mary was the mother of his human nature, and that each is to be worshiped as God.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The doctrines of the Nestorian Christians, or of Nestorius.
- n. the theological doctrine (named after Nestorius) that Christ is both the son of God and the man Jesus (which is opposed to Roman Catholic doctrine that Christ is fully God)
- From Nestorius, Patriarch of Constantinople (Consecrated 428). (Wiktionary)
“The heresy known as Nestorianism, from Nestorius, a patriarch of”
“' 'Nestorianism' '' is the [[Christian]] belief that Christ existed as two separate persons, divine and human, in the same earthly body.”
“And to a lesser extent Nestorianism tried to create an impermeable wall between divinity and humanity in Christ.”
“Most history of The Indian Church was lost between the 9th and the 14th Century, as Persia went over to the Nestorianism in 800 AD.”
“I think Peter confused Nestorianism with Eutychianism Monophysitism, which has long been a problem in the Coptic and Ethiopian Churches.”
“Nestorianism – Jesus and Christ were two different entities”
“There is a large community of Chaldaeans — descendants of Christians who were converted (eons ago) from Nestorianism to Catholicism.”
“How many of the heresies had, as part of their cosmology, a challege to the ONE god with THREE aspects of Trinitarism, instead preferring a dualistic system of one type or another: Albigenses, Gnosticism, Nestorianism, Manichaeism, and probably a bunch of otherisms that slip my mind at the moment.”
“However, the fact that Nestorianism lacks any mention of Muhammad or Mahdi as prophets further disqualifies the Christians from being the non-Indic invaders warned against in the Kalachakra teachings.”
“Moreover, the fact that Nestorianism nevertheless lacks any mention of Muhammad or Mahdi as prophets further disqualifies the Christians from being the non-Indic invaders warned against in the Kalachakra teachings.”
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