(Gk. God-bearer). Term used to describe Mary, mother of Jesus Christ, as mother of God (cf. Lk 1:35); upheld at 3d ecumenical council of Ephesus* and the council of Chalcedon.* FC Ep VIII 12: Mary conceived and bore not only a plain, ordinary, mere man but the veritable Son of God; cf. FC Ep VIII 15, SD VIII 24. See also Mariology; Nestorianism, 1.
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