By Adam M. Schor
Theodoret’s People sheds new mild on spiritual clashes of the mid-fifth century in regards to the nature (or natures) of Christ. Adam M. Schor makes a speciality of Theodoret, bishop of Cyrrhus, his Syrian allies, and his competitors, led by means of Alexandrian bishops Cyril and Dioscorus. even though either units of clerics adhered to the Nicene creed, their contrasting theological statements resulted in hostilities, violence, and the everlasting fracturing of the Christian neighborhood. Schor heavily examines council transcripts, correspondence, and different documents of verbal exchange. utilizing social community thought, he argues that Theodoret’s doctrinal coalition used to be really a significant neighborhood, certain through symbolic phrases and traditions, riven with inner rivalries, and embedded in a much broader international of elite friendship and patronage.