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Nogovitsin, Oleg N. The Argument of Severus of Antioch on the Absurdity of Confessing Two Common Natures in Christ, The Reciprocal Argumentation of Johannes of Caesarea and the Monophysite-Chalcedonite Christological Debates of the VIVII Centuries. Part Three. Bible and Christian Antiquity, 3 (15), 2022, pp. 69103 (in Russian). DOI: 10.31802 ...



Nogovitsin, Oleg N. The Argument of Severus of Antioch on the Absurdity of Confessing Two Common Natures in Christ, The Reciprocal Argumentation of Johannes of Caesarea and the Monophysite-Chalcedonite Christological Debates of the VIVII Centuries. Part Three. Bible and Christian Antiquity, 3 (15), 2022, pp. 69103 (in Russian). DOI: 10.31802/BCA.2022.15.3.003
ISSN 2658-7815
DOI 10.31802/BCA.2022.15.3.003
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Abstract

The article considers the controversy over the famous argument of Severus of Antioch, compliant to the general formula of which the confession of two natures in Christ taken as common natures of deity and humanity necessarily entails agreeing with that the incarnation of Christ signifies the incarnation of the whole Trinity in the whole humankind, namely, the incarnation of each of the hypostases of the Trinity in each human being. This argument was responded by Johannes of Caesarea in his Apology for the Counsil of Chalcedon. The focus of the article is a detailed analysis of the given argument, the reciprocal argumentation of Johannes of Caesarea and Severus reply to his objections in chapters 1719 of the book II of the treatise Against impious Grammaticus. Besides, the topical area of the research includes studying the issue of conceptual frames of Monophysite and Chalcedonite theology wherein this Severus argument receives its theological and polemical significance, discussion over the historical context of its appearance and the reaction on it in the Chalcedonite camp, as well as some issues of its reception in the consequent tradition of Monophysite disputations. The article considers the controversy over the famous argument of Severus of Antioch, compliant to the general formula of which the confession of two natures in Christ takenas common natures of deity and humanity necessarily entails agreeing with that the incarnationof Christ signifies the incarnation of the whole Trinity in the whole humankind, namely, the incarnationof each of the hypostases of the Trinity in each human being. This argument was respondedby Johannes of Caesarea in his Apology for the Counsil of Chalcedon. The focus of the article isa detailed analysis of the given argument, the reciprocal argumentation of Johannes of Caesareaand Severus reply to his objections in chapters 1719 of the book II of the treatise Against impious Grammaticus. Besides, the topical area of the research includes studying the issue of conceptualframes of Monophysite and Chalcedonite theology wherein this Severus argument receivesits theological and polemical significance, discussion over the historical context of its appearanceand the reaction on it in the Chalcedonite camp, as well as some issues of its reception in the consequenttradition of Monophysite disputations.