On the Unity of Christ
In the early fifth century the Christian world was racked by one of the most fierce theological disputes it had known since the Arian crisis of the previous century. The center of debate turned on the nature of the personhood of Christ, and how divine and human characteristics could combine in Jesus without rendering his subjectivity hopelessly divided. St Cyril argues here for the single divine subjectivity of Christ, and describes how it encompasses a full and authentic humanity in Jesus- a human experience that is not overwhelmed by the divine presence but fostered and enhanced by it. This book is essential reading for all those interested in theology and spirituality of the fathers, in the ancient church's use of scripture, and the way in which the church once creatively expressed its thinking through the media of philosophy and the natural sciences.