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ANTIOCHENE THEOLOGY

The dominant theology of the early Church in Antioch. It was generally in contrast with and sometimes opposed to the theology of Alexandria. Its underlying philosophy, favoring the historical rather than the speculative, was from Aristotle (384-322 B.C.). In Christology it stressed the humanity of Christ, sometimes to the extreme of denying the hypostatic union.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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