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They both begin with the chapters against the doctrine of one nature and one hypostasis. The remaining groups are produced by Syn. , in this order: (b) against the suffering and death of God in the flesh, (c) against the alternative' theotokos' or 'anthropotokos ', (d) against the accusation of quaternity, (e) against the accusation of the doctrine of two sons; C on the other hand arranged them as follows: d, e, c, b. The order in C is more systematic in that the series about the trinitarian implications does not separate the proper christological questions.

Nestorius pieces in V xlvi INTRODUCTION are perhaps taken from a collection of the type of C. V is in any case a later ms. than U or S. Loofs has printed and translated the three chapters from V in his Nestoriana (p. 371 text, with a misreading in the last line, pp. 218, 13 - 219, 17, German translation). According to Scher the number of chapters was 38 in Sand not 36 as in C. If this difference is not simply an error it could have been caused by the dividing up of one or two of the longer chapters.

So the lemma to lIb should have indicated that not only the Chalcedonians but also the monophysites were subject to its attacks. In contrast to Shahdost (I), the author of II disapproves completely of the council of Chalcedon (' the bad synod'). He concedes, however, that in 45 I the properties of the natures were distinguished in the right way. He himself supports the doctrine of the two hypostases in Christ. He is even prepared to go so far as to assert that no heresy ever taught two hypostases; on the contrary it is characteristic for heretics of every kind to teach one hypostasis, and he gives the names of Mani, Marcion, Bar Daisan, Arius and Eunomius, Apollinarius, Paul of Samosata, Eutyches, Severus, Jacob of Sarug, Aksenaya of Garmek (Philoxenus) and Cyril (pp.

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