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Theotokos

(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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