G. R. Driver & L. Hodgson, The Bazaar of Heracleides, newly translated from the Syriac and edited with an introduction, notes & appendices. only surviving full-length work, the Bazaar of Heracleides.1 The publication of the Syriac text in , together with a French translation in the same year, is of. It is called indeed the Bazaar of Heracleides, for this is evident that it is the bazaar of spiritual knowledge; but it is not evident who Heracleides [was]. This is .

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God sent his Son. He condescended unto death, even the death upon the cross whereby he emptied himself, in order to show in nature the humiliation of the likeness of a servant and to endure scorn among men; for they shamefully entreated him, even him who displayed infinite condescension.

And in the second part he assails Cyril, putting before [everything else] the inquiry touching the judges and the accusation of Cyril. If this is according to the truth, how does he urge us to be clothed in the likeness of spiritual man, that is, [of] Christ, as though Christ were without soul 43 and without body? The arrival of John, Cyril’s chaplain and physician, turns the scale.

Nestorius, The Bazaar of Heracleides () pp Book 1 Part 2.

There resulted not one God the Word from them both, for the diversity of the natures is not removed because of the union. What then is the obscurity before your eyes, that you see not these things? It is in passages such as this that his orthodox intention is most clear.

For we take from these men and we cast before thee [our doctrine], proclaiming that our salvation has not taken place in phantasy, O men. And because Satan showed all this supreme wickedness, though he had not any cause of wickedness, even amid all this wickedness the grace of God appeared, and he showed his ineffable grace in doing his good works universally unto all men. But that which is Son consubstantial with God the Father and with the Holy Spirit uniquely and solely appertains to the divinity; for by the union the flesh is son and God the Word is flesh.


Kidd; A History of the Church to A. Nestorius, The Bazaar of Heracleides pp. And because Christ had done away with the deception as touching their gods and their incantations, the former also did herafleides with the things of the latter by deceiving.

Parts of the doctrine were explicitly repudiated by Patriarch Mar Dinkha IVon the occasion of his accession in But thou wast unable to speak or I was unable unmistakably to hear thine impiety, and for this reason thou hast passed it by without indicating it; thou hast been constrained clearly to confess the truth, so that thou heracleiees thereby [proved to be] without reverence and hast no place of refuge. Now in my opinion whoever is about to investigate the truth in all seriousness ought not to compose his discourse with preconceived ideas, but should bring forward and explain everything which is opposed to the truth.

The Bazaar Of Heracleides

Thou hast supposed to thyself that the judges speak unto thee and persuade thee to instruct us and those who are like us, because we know not; and if not, instruct the whole Council. The Journal of Theological Studies Wherefore he accepted not obedience in some commandments, as Adam, but accepted all the commandments and not single ones.

But he has taken it for him, not as though again two sons were sitting but one, owing to the union with his flesh. But God rather helped you in your interrogation to write down these things that it might be evident unto herxcleides men that the enmity was without cause.

And [God] made him submit to a just judgement for the sake of us whom unjustly he distressed and with whom he combated for our destruction, and because of all his devices and his deceptions and every kind of his ingratitude and his arrogance if his tyranny in opposition to God and to his saints.

So then the blessed Paul said this, accusing those who are not persuaded to admit that the blood of men can sanctify and who suppose that it is impure as being the blood of a man heracleldes consequently regard heraclejdes impure the blood of the covenant whereby we have been sanctified and rescued from death through the true death of a man.


And what shall I say of those who were present? For if he had been artificially in the body, as they saybut that which is said [to be] artificially is a fantasythe salvation and the resurrection of men would have been found by him to herwcleides been fictitious as the impious Manes said; baaaar our salvation exists not in fantasy [and our salvation takes place truly not for the body alone but for the whole man, for the soul and for the body]. What the statements are of those hreacleides say that by nature God the Word became flesh without having taken a body.

But it was not a diversity which became a union, since the things which are therein remain without confusion, as the bush in the fire and the fire in the bush. Satan, in fact, because he acted in anger and without reflection, forgot that God acts in contrary wise to that which he wishes.

Nestorius, The Bazaar of Heracleides () pp. Book 2 part 1.

Seest thou that he says that he who was taken, who begins and gradually herafleides and is perfected, is man by nature but God by revelation? What precisely did Nestorius teach? By using heraclejdes site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Margoliouth for vi many valuable suggestions; to Dr. And as the body and the soul and the intelligence are the completion of the nature of man, so also the union of God the Word took place with the body and an intelligent soul for the completion of the nature.

Nestorius, The Bazaar of Heracleides — now online

What do we become? This section needs additional citations for verification. What then ought we to have done and have not done?

He is not able to wish not to be what he is, but only to be that which he is not.