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1. St. Cyril of Alexandria called the Blessed Holy Virgin Mary the [[Theotokos]], Mother of God, not mother of the human nature of Christ
. From the soteriological viewpoint, if only an ordinary man without a trace of sin (and not the Incarnate Logos) died on the cross, then this would not be enough as an atonement for the (infinite) sin of mankind against the infinite God (the soteriological necessity).
2. Copts believe in '''two''' natures "human" and "divine" that are united in one hypostasis "''without mingling, without confusion, and without alteration''" (from the declaration of faith at the end of the Coptic divine liturgy). These '''two''' natures "''did not separate for a moment or the twinkling of an eye''" (also from the declaration of faith at the end of the Coptic divine liturgy). In fact, at the time Christ died on the cross, His human soul left his human body, but His divine nature remained united to His human soul and human body.
8. [http://www.st-peter-st-paul-coptic-orthodox-church.org/chalcedon.htm The Council of Chalcedon and the Church of Alexandria - By the Very Reverend Father Tadros Malaty]
9 . Additional resources: [http://www.monachos.net/patristics/christology/orthodox_and_oriental.shtml], [http://www.monachos.net/patristics/christology/index.shtml], [http://www.geocities.com/mfignatius/others/byzantine.html], [http://www.ethiopianorthodox.org/english/maindoctrines/dogmasandrelations.htm ]
[[Category:Coptic interpretations of the Fourth Ecumenical Council]]