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Published: 23 May 2017

552 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198800217


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The Case Against Diodore and Theodore

John Behr

Oxford Early Christian Texts

  • The first complete collection of the extracts of Diodore and Theodore; some of the texts are newly edited; all are newly translated and accompanied with explanation of the historical context.
  • Diodore and Theodore are two key figures in the Christological controversies of the fifth/sixth century that were foundational for all Christianity thereafter, East and West.
  • A completely new presentation of what was at stake, that brings together into one account the relationship between Christology and exegesis.
  • Argues that the reason that most modern scholarship has looked favorably upon Diodore and Theodore is that they actually share the same presuppositions, and thereby misunderstand what the early Church thought about the Incarnation and Passion of Christ.
  • Provides a full, critical, survey of modern scholarship on Diodore and Theodore
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