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Sources on Saint Cyril of Alexandria
« on: July 20, 2011, 12:01:56 AM »
Looking for books or articles (hopefully objective lol) which deal with his episcopate and particularly his part (whatever it was) in all the mob violence. Thanks.
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Re: Sources on Saint Cyril of Alexandria
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2011, 12:48:11 AM »
What exactly are you wondering about Saint Cyril? If we could know the specific question you have in mind, it might help to point you to the most helpful source.
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Re: Sources on Saint Cyril of Alexandria
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2011, 12:52:47 AM »
I'd like to know just how much blood he has on his hands, mostly.
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Re: Sources on Saint Cyril of Alexandria
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2011, 01:28:23 AM »
I'd like to know just how much blood he has on his hands, mostly.
I just realized how bad this sounds. :-\ I'm really sorry.

I don't want to be disrespectful or judgmental, folks. I'm just feeling wounded again.
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Re: Sources on Saint Cyril of Alexandria
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2011, 01:36:38 AM »
Well, I guess I can rule out Jonathan Hills  :laugh:.

Father McGuckin seems to have one of the best books on it.

Any others?
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Re: Sources on Saint Cyril of Alexandria
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2011, 02:19:01 AM »
I hope you know that no one takes the idea seriously that Saint Cyril directly had blood on his hands, but the debate is only about his instigation or his complacency in the mob actions.
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Re: Sources on Saint Cyril of Alexandria
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2011, 02:22:54 AM »
I know.
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Re: Sources on Saint Cyril of Alexandria
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2011, 08:43:18 AM »
Well, I guess I can rule out Jonathan Hills  :laugh:.

Father McGuckin seems to have one of the best books on it.

Any others?

Yes, definitely try to get your hands on both of Fr. McGuckin's books on St. Cyril

Saint Cyril of Alexandria and the Christological Controversy
On the Unity of Christ by Saint Cyril (translated by Fr. McGuckin)
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Re: Sources on Saint Cyril of Alexandria
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Re: Sources on Saint Cyril of Alexandria
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2011, 03:34:39 PM »
Thanks, guys.
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Re: Sources on Saint Cyril of Alexandria
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2011, 11:16:43 AM »
HE Metropolitan Bishoy here gives an account re-considering St Cyril's supposed murder of hypatia.
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Re: Sources on Saint Cyril of Alexandria
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2011, 11:25:43 AM »
Thanks!
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