- Heresy (q.v.) that takes its name from Nestorios, patriarch of Constantinople (qq.v.) from 428-431. Nestorios maintained, in opposition to Cyril, patriarch of Alexandria (qq.v.), that the divine and human natures of Christ had less intimate contact; and he labeled as fables, as did Theodore of Mopsuestia (q.v.), the belief that Mary gave birth to God, and should be called Theotokos (q.v.), "Mother of God" (literally "Bearer of God"), preferring that she be called Christotokos, bearer of the man Christ. He was accused by theological opponents of separating the two natures of Christ, but his attack on the Virgin Mary aroused many ordinary people against him. He was deposed, and his doctrines were condemned, at the Council of Ephesus (q.v.) in 431.
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