"Satan does not know by what passion the soul can be overcome. He sows, but without knowing if he will reap, sometimes thoughts of fornication, sometimes thoughts of slander, and similarly for the other passions. He then supplies nourishment to that which he sees the soul slipping toward. " ~ Abba Matoes

 

 

Table of Contents

  • Preface8

  • CHAPTER ONE: CHRISTOLOGY11
  •   Introduction12
  •   Arianism 14
  •   Anomeans and Semi-Arians 16
  •   Antiochene Christology 18
  •   Alexandrian Christology 20
  •   The Nestorian Heresy21
  •   Doctrine of Eutyches 23
  •   Monophysitism 24
  •   Monotheletism 25
  •   Other Christological Heresies 26
  •     A. The Soul of Christ 26
  •     B. Christ's Kingdom 26
  •     C. Docetism 27
  •     D. Psilanthropism 27
  •   The Nicene Creed 28

  • CHAPTER TWO: TRINITARIAN THEOLOGY33
  •   Introduction34
  •   Sabellianism 35
  •   The Holy Spirit's Divinity 37
  •   Double Procession Heresy 38
  •   The Trinity 39
  •   Nicene vs. Neo-Nicene Theology41
  •   God and Human Form 43
  •   Auxiliary Matters 44

  • CHAPTER THREE: CHURCH DEVELOPMENT46
  •   Introduction47
  •   The Church 48
  •   Apostolic Succession 52
  •   Monasticism 57
  •   Schism and Heresy 60

  • CHAPTER FOUR: SACRED SCRIPTURE65
  •   Introduction66
  •   Old Testament 67
  •   New Testament 84
  •   Forbidden Works 93

  • CHAPTER FIVE: BAPTISM AND RESTORATION OF THE LAPSED99
  •   Introduction100
  •   Baptism 101
  •   Restoration of the Lapsed 109

  • CHAPTER SIX: PASCHA113
  •   Introduction114
  •   Pascha (Easter) 115

  • CHAPTER SEVEN: ADDITIONAL ERRANCIES122
  •   Introduction123
  •   Eucharistic Violations 124
  •   Origenism 128
  •   Nestorius' Rejection of the Theotokos 130
  •   Pelagianism 131
  •   Kataphrygian Heresy132
  •   Traducian Doctrine 133
  •   Augustinian Errancies 134
  •   Milennialism 135

  • DIGEST139

  • SACRED SCRIPTURES219

  • ECUMENICAL COUNCILS222

  • SOURCES226

  • INDEX227

  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR238