The Meaning of the Diophysic Formula

Znaczenie formuły diofizyckiej „ek dyo fyseōn” oraz schematu Logos-sarks w koncepcji chrystologicznej św. Cyryla Aleksandryjskiego
The Meaning of the Diophysic Formula "ek dyo fyseōn" and the Scheme Logos-sarx in the Christological Concept of St. Cyril of Alexandria

Author(s): Andrzej Charyło
Subject(s): Eastern Orthodoxy
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe ChAT
Keywords: St. Cyril of Alexandria; Christology; Incarnation; Catechetical School of Alexandria; Logos; nature

Summary/Abstract: The article presents the most important elements of St. Cyril of Alexandria’s theology concerning his teaching of the hypostatic unity of the two natures in one person of the God-man Jesus Christ. The main purpose of this publication is a creative and systematic analysis of the meaning of the diophysical formula „ek dyo fyseōn” and the scheme Logos-sarx in the Christological concept of the Egyptian hierarchy. One of the most eminent representatives of the intellectual circle of the Alexandrian school, St. Cyril wanted to express the immutable truth of the incarnate Logos, who being of one essence with God the Father, became a real man. The body accepted by the Word was not anything foreign for Him, but it is His own body that participates in the hypostasis of the Son. St. Cyril proclaimed the real, personal, ontological unity of Christ, in whom two full, true natures are united, which is a teaching consistent with the later Chalcedonian confession of faith.

  • Issue Year: 61/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 7-42
  • Page Count: 36
  • Language: Polish