Severus of Antioch's Objection to Chalcedon - A Re-Assessment
A new document in the Christological Controversy Study Area,
'Tenny Thomas' new study on Severus of Antioch's objection
to the Council of Chalcedon sheds light on the nature of the
debate between those churches who did and did not accept the
Definition of that council immediately after its proclamation.
The study advances a careful examination of key terms in the
debateousia, hypostasis, hyparxis, physisand attempts to
explore the manner in which Severus' wording and use of these
terms relates theologically to their different employment by
the Council. How authentically does the epithet 'monophysite',
used now for centuries as a description of Severus and his
thought, encapsulate his vision of the person of Christ?
Thomas Daniel (Reji)
St. George Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church
Cheppaud, Alleppy, Kerala, India