Definition of Nestorianism in English:

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Pronunciation: /nesˈtôrēəˌnizəm/


The doctrine that there were two separate persons, one human and one divine, in the incarnate Christ. It is named after Nestorius, patriarch of Constantinople (428–31), and was maintained by some ancient churches of the Middle East. A small Nestorian Church still exists in Iraq.
Example sentences
  • There is here neither Monophysitism nor Nestorianism, but an unconfused and undivided union of the church with the world.
  • It is here - then referred to as Diamper by the Portuguese, that in 1599, Dom Alexis De Menezes, the Archbishop of Goa, tried to stamp out what he perceived as Nestorianism within the Kerala Church.
  • Docetism and Nestorianism are ruled out ex hypothesi.



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Example sentences
  • It was neither Nestorian nor Orthodox Christians who managed the great penetration into the East.
  • But there is clear evidence that during this period Manichaeism from Persia and Nestorian Christianity from Constantinople had also penetrated into China.
  • Those who remained outside Catholicism may not be exactly identified as Nestorians any more by this period, but had historical roots in that branch of Christianity, and were called Assyrians.

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Syllabification: Nes·to·ri·an·ism

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