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Cyril Saint, Patriarch of Alexandria approximately 370-444

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Works: 687 works in 1,368 publications in 7 languages and 27,831 library holdings
Genres: Commentaries  History  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sermons 
Roles: Author, Other, Contributor
Classifications: BR65.C952, 270.2092
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Cyril of Alexandria by Cirilo( )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 1,640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As ruler of the Church of Alexandria and president of the Third Ecumenical Council of 431, Cyril was one of the most powerful men of the fifth century and played a decisive role in the history of his times. He was an important thinker who defined the concept of christological orthodoxy for the next two centuries. Cyril is also often regarded as an unscrupulous and power-hungry cleric who was responsible for the murder of the female philosopher Hypatia and for the overthrow of the archbishop Nestorius." "Cyril of Alexandria presents key selections of Cyril's writings in order to make his thought accessible to students."--Jacket
Commentary on the Twelve Prophets ; Vol. 2 by Cyrillus( )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentary on the twelve prophets by Cyril( )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation This final volume in a series of three contains Cyril's commentary on Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. Applying his knowledge of ancient Israelite history in his analysis of the immediate context for each of these prophetic books, Cyril believes that Zephaniah was addressedto the residents of Jerusalem in the years preceding the BabylonianExile, and the other three were addressed to a newly repatriated, post-exilic nation. An emphasis on theodicy is a primary theme of this book. God's love for humankind, says Cyril, is expressed in the many warnings sent through the prophets and in the ample amount of time that God allows for people to repent. When no repentance ensues, God sends harsh but just punishments, employing the brutality of enemy nations as his instruments, yet always doing so with the loving purpose of returning his people to himself. Cyril's focus on the historical details of the Old Testament is matched by his concern for the Church of his own day. Where the propheticoracles mention the Jewish priesthood, altar, or sacrifices, Cyril takes the opportunity to exhort Christian priests to preserve their moral purity and to fulfill their liturgical duties with devotion. This extrapolationfrom the ancient to the contemporary, from Israel to the Church, is compatible with the typological interpretation that Cyril utilizes in conjunctionwith his literal, historical approach. The Temple is a type, or foreshadowing, of the Church, and the sacrificial lamb of the Passover prefigures Christ. Thus Cyril maintains his connection with the Alexandriantradition of allegorical exegesis while presenting a balanced, multi-faceted interpretation that applies passages from many other parts of the Bible to extract a wealth of meaning from the prophetic books
Commentary on the Twelve Prophets by Cyril( )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three Christological treatises by Cirilo( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cyril, bishop of Alexandria from 412 to 444, is renowned as one of the most authoritative of all the fathers of the church and at the same time as one of the most controversial of all church politicians. He oversaw the final extinguishing of pagan religion from Alexandria and also spent the height of his career as a statesman and an author fighting the doctrines of Nestorius, whose excommunication he brought about at the Council of Ephesus (431). Having spent the first fifteen years of his episcopate writing extensive commentaries on Scripture, from 429 onward Cyril turned his enormous learning and talent for penning and distributing polemic tracts to the development of doctrinal orthodoxy after he sensed that the new ideas coming out of Constantinople threatened the very core of the Christian doctrines of Incarnation and salvation. The three treatises here translated into English for the first time all belong to the period around the ecumenical council. On Orthodoxy to Theodosius was written for the emperor, a year before the council met, with the aim of persuading him that Nestorius's sermons were heretical and that his task as leader of both church and state was to ensure right religious observance. The Defense against the Bishops of Oriens and the Defense against Theodoret were written in the months leading up to the council when Cyril found himself required to defend his notorious 'Twelve Chapters (or Anathemas), ' which many bishops in other parts of the empire felt had gone too far in an anti-Nestorian direction. All three works were key parts of Cyril's battle for orthodoxy and mark key moments in the church's progress toward the definition of Christological orthodoxy that was made at Chalcedon."--Back cover
Commentary on the twelve prophets by Theodorus( )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This final volume in a series of three contains Cyril's commentary on Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. Applying his knowledge of ancient Israelite history in his analysis of the immediate context for each of these prophetic books, Cyril believes that Zephaniah was addressed to the residents of Jerusalem in the years preceding the Babylonian Exile, and the other three were addressed to a newly repatriated, post-exilic nation
Commentary on John by Cyrillus( )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient Christian Texts extends the ecumenical project begun with the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture, promoting a vital link of communication between today's varied Christian traditions and their common ancient ancestors in the faith. On this shared ground, we gather to listen to the pastoral and theological insights of the church's leading theologians during its earliest centuries
Commentary on the Twelve Prophets by Cyril( Book )

in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cyril, Bishop of Alexandria (412-444), is best known as a protagonist in the christological controversy of the second quarter of the fifth century. Readers may be surprised therefore to find such polemic absent from this early work on the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament. Indebted to the diverse approaches of Didymus, Jerome, and Theodore, Cyril appears in this work as a balanced commentator, eclectic in his attitude and tolerant of alternative views. Although he displays an occasional uncertainty in his grasp of historical and geographical details, as well as an inclination to verbosity, Cyril has conspicuously influenced the exegesis of his younger contemporary Theodoret of Cyrus, and has made a vital contribution to the development of biblical interpretation in the church."--Publisher description
On the unity of Christ by Cyrillus Alexandrinus( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is essential reading for all those interested in the theology and spirituality of the fathers, their use of Scripture, and their creative expression through the media of philosophy and the natural sciences"--Back cover
Dialogues sur la Trinité by Cyrillus Alexandrinus( Book )

10 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in French and Greek, Ancient and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contre Julien by Cyril( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in French and Greek, Ancient and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentary on the Gospel of St. Luke by Cyrillus( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deux dialogues christologiques by Cyril( Book )

8 editions published in 1964 in 3 languages and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A commentary upon the Gospel according to S. Luke by Cyril( )

18 editions published between 1859 and 2009 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the second part of a commentary on Luke written in the fifth century by Cyril, the archbishop of Alexandria in Roman Egypt and a noted Biblical scholar
Commentary on the Gospel according to S. John by Cyril( Book )

9 editions published between 1872 and 1874 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five tomes against Nestorius by Cyril( Book )

8 editions published between 1881 and 1969 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

S. Cyrilli Alexandrini Commentarii in Lucam by Cyrillus Alexandrinus( Book )

17 editions published between 1912 and 1961 in 4 languages and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of unpublished Syriac letters of Cyril of Alexandria by Cyrillus( Book )

12 editions published in 1975 in English and and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St. Cyril of Alexandria : the christological controversy : its history, theology, and texts by John Anthony MacGuckin( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The historical analysis expounds the arguments of both sides, particularly the Christology of Cyril which was adopted as a standard. Many major texts are presented in new translations, some of which have never before appeared in English. These writings are essential reading in the history of the doctrine. The work will be an indispensable resource for all students of the period: theologians and Byzantinists
Letters, 51-110 by Cyril( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Cyril of Alexandria
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Commentary on the Twelve Prophets ; Vol. 2Commentary on the Twelve ProphetsCommentary on the twelve prophetsCommentary on the Twelve ProphetsOn the unity of ChristA commentary upon the Gospel according to S. LukeSt. Cyril of Alexandria : the christological controversy : its history, theology, and textsLetters, 51-110
Languages
English (213)

French (26)

Latin (12)

Syriac (4)

Greek, Ancient (3)

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Italian (1)