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Title: Duo filii and the Homo Assumptus in the Christology of Theodore of Mopsuestia
Subtitle: The Greek Fragments of the Commentary on John
Author(s): KALANTZIS, George
Journal: Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses
Volume: 78 Issue: 1 Date: April 2002
The publication of Robert Devreesse’s book, Essai sur Théodore de Mopsueste, in 1948 brought to light the best challenge to the traditional view of Theodore as the “Father of Nestorianism”. This was an idea Devreesse had introduced with a series of articles in which he evaluated the reliability and value of the hostile fragments found in the condemnations of Theodore in the synod of the Three Chapters. He contended that the evidently hostile intentions of those who introduced the quotations of Theodore’s works in the Council of 553, including Leontius of Byzantium, by their intention of presenting as negative an image as possible, become useless in evaluating their author’s Christological thinking. The reasons for this are that, first and foremost, they are taken out of context and, secondly, they are often falsified so as to support a heretical viewpoint.