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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Cyril of Alexandria, St.

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Born at Alexandria, and bishop there; an ecclesiastic of a violent, militant order; persecuted the Novatians, expelled the Jews from Alexandria, quarrelled with the governor, excited a fanaticism which led to the seizure and shameful murder of Hypatia; had a lifelong controversy with Nestorius, and got him condemned by the Council of Ephesus, while he himself was condemned by the Council at Antioch, and both cast into prison; after release lived at peace (376-444). Festival, Jan. 28.

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Cyril of Alexandria, St.'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/c/cyril-of-alexandria-st.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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