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Cyril of Alexandria, and Dragas, G.D.(2004). Against those who are unwilling to confess that the Holy Virgin is Theotokos. Rollinsford, Nh: Orthodox Research Institute.
Cyril is alluding to two Christological heresies of his time when he says, “He does not say, “Who shall be Lord” or “in whom the Lord shall dwell, but “who is Lord?” The Adoptionist Christology” is the belief “that God exalted Jesus to be his Son by raising him from the dead”, thereby raising him to “divine status” upon his resurrection. The second one sounds like Nestorianism. Cyril opposed Nestorius who publicly challenged the long-used title Theotokos (‘God-Bearer’) for Mary. He asserted that the Marian title denied Christ’s full humanity, arguing instead that Jesus had two persons (dyoprosopism), the divine Logos and the human Jesus.
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Wow, thanks so much. While I knew about the Nestorianism, I never knew that there is a term to express the The adoptionist christology.
St Cyril was a defender of the Theotokos Indeed.
Thank you for elabourating. God bless.