Part of the "Sources of Early Christian Thought" series, The Christological Controversy is a collection of texts designed to illustrate the development of Christian thought about the person of Christ in the patristic era. The earliest text translated (Melito's "Homily on the Passover") comes from the latter half of the second century, when the ideas and problems which were to dominate Christological thought in this period were first solidified. The latest is the well-known "Definition of the Faith" of the Council of Chalcedon (AD451), which generally has been accepted as defining the limits of Christological orthodoxy.
Series ForewordI. IntroductionEarly ChristologyInitial ProblemsJustin Martyr, Melito of Sardis, Irenaeus of Lyon, Tertullian of Carthage, Origen of AlexandriaFurther ProblemsThe Arians and Athanasius; Apollinaris of Laodicea; Theodore of Mopsuestia; Cyril, Nestorius, and Eutyches; Leo and ChalcedonII. Melito of SardisA Homily on the PassoverIII. Irenaeus of LyonAgainst HeresiesIV. TertullianAgainst PraxeasOn the Flesh of ChristV. OrigenOn First PrinciplesVI. AthanasiusOrations against the AriansVII. Apollinaris of LaodiceaOn the Union in Christ of the Body with the GodheadFragmentsVIII. Theodore of MopsuestiaFragments of the Doctrinal WorksIX. The Controversies Leading Up to the Council of ChalcedonNestorius's First Sermon against the TheotokosCyril of Alexandria's Second Letter to NestoriusNestorius's Second Letter to CyrilCyril's Letter to John of AntiochPope Leo I's Letter to Flavian of ConstantinopleThe Council of Chalcedon's "Definition of the Faith"Bibliography