- one of a sect of followers of Nestorius who denied the hypostatic union and were represented as maintaining the existence of two distinct persons in Christ.
Origin of Nestorian
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Historical Examples of nestorianism
He had been reading an article on Nestorianism when the melon was brought in.
The Churches of the east were torn by quarrels as to Eutychianism and Nestorianism.Sketches of Church History
James Craigie Robertson
I do not think that Nestorianism had any appreciable effect on the history of religious thought in southern India.
Thus in 1771 the Armenian patriarch and all his people renounced Nestorianism and returned to the unity of the Church.The Jesuits, 1534-1921
Thomas J. Campbell
It is a mistake to suppose Adoptionism to be a mere resuscitation of Nestorianism.Christianity and Islam in Spain (756-1031)
Charles Reginald Haines
- the doctrine that Christ was two distinct persons, divine and human, implying a denial that the Virgin Mary was the mother of God. It is attributed to Nestorius and survives in the Iraqi Church
Word Origin and History for nestorianism
in Church history (mid-15c.), a follower of Nestorius (Latinized form of Nestor), 5c. patriarch of Constantinople, whose doctrine attributed distinct divine and human persons to Christ and was condemned as heresy. As an adjective from 1560s. Related: Nestorianism.