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convinced. They shrank from the conclusion that
the Manhood in Christ was incomplete : as Gregory
Nazianzen pithily expressed it, if there was aught
in man which Christ did not assume, that He also
did not heal (to yap aLTrpocrXrjnTop dOepaTrevrop) .
The argument has reference to a further presuppo-
sition, which we must not stay to discuss now, but
which will perhaps come before us again before we
have done.

ApolHnaris was thrown over, and his theory
w^as condemned in 381. And yet the lines of
his thought were dominant in the next sixty or
seventy years. It was a phrase coined by ApolH-
naris that was the watchword of the school of
Alexandria, which the strong assertive character
of its bishops — Theophilus, Cyril, Dioscorus — main-
tained in power during that period. The Alexan-
drians were careful to affirm the full humanity of
Christ, and yet they held that the determining ele-
ment in His being was the divine; their formula was
/xia (f)vcrL


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