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179 f. 101U-I04r (= V). The combination of the two series as we have it in C is likely to be the original form. The theses are also formulated as condemnations, only in a milder way: 'Whoever says ... ' The Ps. Nestorius text from V has been edited by J. S. Assemani, Bibliotheca Orientalis III, 2 with a Latin translation; the latter is reprinted in Loofs, Nestoriana, pp. 220-3. Loofs recognized the inauthenticity. In spite of the similarity of the external form between the two series of condemnations, we do not find that everyone of the theses refutes the corresponding anathema.

Or. C takes for granted that the cause for the bishops' writing to the Persian Great-King was Severian doctrine (' to show the truth of their faith in a reply to the Severians ')," whereas Syn. Or. 1 The epilogue to the creed in Syn. Or. shows the tactical motive for denouncing the group round Gabriel as 'Severians' (pp. ) : in this way they can be called a heresy whose origin lies in the Roman empire, and the old Persian distrust of Christians as sympathizers with the enemy is turned here against dissenting Christians.

The Ps. Nestorius text from V has been edited by J. S. Assemani, Bibliotheca Orientalis III, 2 with a Latin translation; the latter is reprinted in Loofs, Nestoriana, pp. 220-3. Loofs recognized the inauthenticity. In spite of the similarity of the external form between the two series of condemnations, we do not find that everyone of the theses refutes the corresponding anathema. Rather, over against a christology for which Cyril's anathemata were canonical, the theses insist on a firm diophysite doctrine, while at the same time defending themselves against accusations of teaching two sons, etc.

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