Two Ancient Christologies P. 234 Note 2

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As a result of the Emperor’s intervention, John called together a Synod at Antioch, at which were present Acacius of Beroea, Andrew, Theodoret, and Alexander of Hierapolis. These drew up six preposition, first of which was to the effect that the Creed of Nicaea and Athanasius’ ad Epict. (as an exposition of that Creed) should form the basis of an agreement with Cyril; they also laid down that Cyril’s explanation, and especially his Twelve Anathematisms, should be withdrawn (Mansi, v. 829; Hefele, op cit III. p. 121). Cyril’s reply was that he could not withdraw what he had written against Nestorius, but what if they would agree to the Patriarch’s deposition, an understanding could be arrived (Ep. Ad. Acac. Ber., P. G. 77. 157ff.). The effect of this letter was, apparently, to divide the Antiochenes into two camps—those who, like John (of Antioch), were prepared to come to terms with the Alexandrine, and those who, like Alexander and his following, were convinced that the enemy of Nestorius was a heretic, and would have no dealings with him.