BKHD № 3 (3) 2019

The Theological Dialogue Between the Orthodox and the Anti-Chalcedonians (Past — Present — Future): An Athonite Contribution. Part 2: Introduction, ch. 1, nn. 4–9; ch. 2. Translated from the Modern Gr

Mikhail A. Vishnyak
PhD in Theology
St. Sergius of Radonezh Orthodox Gymnasium, Executive Assistant to Head of School 26а Clubnaya, Sergiev Posad 141300, Russia

For citation: “The Theological Dialogue Between the Orthodox and the Anti- Chalcedonians (Past — Present — Future): An Athonite Contribution. Part 2: Introduction, ch. 1, nn. 4–9; ch. 2”. Translated from the Modern Greek by Mikhail A. Vishnyak. Bible and Christian Antiquity, 2019, no. 3 (3), pp. 99–139. (In Russian) doi: 10.31802/2658-4476-2019-3-3-99-139

Abstract. The Russian-speaking reader is presented with the second part of the trans- lation into Russian from the modern Greek of the book Ὁ Θεολογικός Διάλογος Ὀρθοδόξων καί Ἀντιχαλκηδονίων (παρελθόν — παρόν — μέλλον): Μία ἁγιορειτική συμβολή. Ἅγιον Ὄρος: Ἱερά Μονή Ὁσίου Γρηγορίου, 2018 (841 p.). This edition is devoted to the Theological Dialogue between the Orthodox Church and the non-Chalcedonians and includes all texts of the relevant topics, published on the Holy Mount Athos in the period 1991–2015. This publica- tion includes a translation of a part of the Introduction (Chapter 1, paragraphs 4–9, and Chap- ter 2). The continuation of Chapter 1 is devoted to the history of the official Theological Dialogue between Orthodox and anti- Chalcedonians. The main problems of dialogue are touched upon — questions about orthodoxy of Dioscorus and Severus of Antioch and the lifting of anathemas. Chapter 2 of the Introduction is devoted to the resumption of the Dialogue. It considers new views and theories that arose after the end of the official Dialogue (in particular, the theory of “miaphysitism”) and should be taken into account if it is resumed.

Keywords: anti-Chalcedonians, non-Chalcedonians, pre-Chalcedonians, Oriental Churches, monophysitism, miaphysitism, Dioscorus of Alexandria, Severus of Antioch, St. Cyril of Alexandria, Council of Chalcedon, Christology
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