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Chapter LIV.

Nestorius26632663    Bishop of Constantinople 428, deposed 431, died in the Thebaid about 439. 26642664    Nestorius 25 30 Her; Nestor A T 31 a e 21. the heresiarch, was regarded, while presbyter of the church at Antioch, as a remarkable extemporaneous teacher,26652665    teacher A T 30 31 a e; omit 25 Her. and 395composed a great many treatises on various Questions, into which already at that time26662666    at that time A T a e; omit 25 30 31. he infused that subtle evil, which afterwards became the poison of acknowledged impiety, veiled meanwhile by moral exhortation. But afterwards, when commended by his eloquence and abstemiousness he had been made pontiff of the church at Constantinople, showing openly what he had for a long while concealed, he became a declared enemy of the church, and wrote a book On the incarnation of the Lord, formed of sixty-two passages from Divine Scripture, used in a perverted meaning. What he maintained in this book may be found in the catalogue of heretics.

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