Correcting a Nestorian straw-man (Cyril of Alexandria)

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For they [the orthodox clergy] shake off (and that most rightly) as a patent proof of unlearning alike and extremest impiety, the mere imagining that the Word from forth God the Father has been called unto a second beginning of being or took flesh of the holy Virgin as a root of His own existence: still they call her Mother of God, as having borne Immanuel Who is by Nature God: for the Word has been made with us, being God by Nature and above us.

Cyril of Alexandria, Five-Book Contradiction of the Blasphemies of Nestorius or The Five Tomes of S. Cyril (430), Book 1.1, trans. P. E. Pusey in A Library of Fathers of the Holy Catholic Church, Anterior to the Division of the East and West, Translated by Members of the English Church. Volume 47 (Oxford: James Parker, 1881), pp 7-8.
 
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