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The Church and the Barbarians

Being an Outline of the History of the Church from A.D. 461 to A.D. 1003

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Author: William Hutton
Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 62,015 / 199 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 40.3
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 1,611
Added to site: 2007.08.22
mnybks.net#: 17987
Genres: History, Religion
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tasius (491-518) reigned. But at Rome it was not accepted. Such a document, which implicitly repudiated the language of Leo the Great, which the Fourth General Council had adopted, could {8} never be accepted by the whole Church; and those in the East who were theologians and philosophers rather than statesmen saw that the question once raised must be finally settled in the dogmatic decisions of the Church. Had the Lord two Natures, the Divine and Human, or but one? The reality of the Lord's Humanity as well as of His Divinity was a truth which, at whatever cost of division and separation, it was essential that the Church should proclaim and cherish.

In Constantinople, a city always keen to debate theology in the streets, the divergence was plainly manifest; and a document which was "subtle to escape subtleties" was not likely to be satisfactory to the subtlest of controversialists. The Henotikon was accepted at Antioch, Jerusalem, and Alexandria, but it was rejected by Rome and by the real sense of Co

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