Theodore I


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Theodore I

(Theodore Lascaris), d. 1222, Byzantine emperor of Nicaea (1204–22), son-in-law of the Byzantine emperor Alexius III. He escaped from Constantinople after it was captured (1204) by the Latins of the Fourth Crusade and founded a Byzantine state at Nicaea (see Nicaea, empire ofNicaea, empire of,
1204–61. In 1204 the armies of the Fourth Crusade set up the Latin Empire of Constantinople, but the Crusaders' influence did not extend over the entire Byzantine Empire.
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). Uniting nearly all of W Asia Minor except the Turkish sultanate of Iconium, he kept his state intact against Henry of Flanders, Latin emperor of Constantinople, and against the Seljuk Turks. He was succeeded by his son-in-law, John III.
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The real central problem for Theodore is not so much on the level of the unity of Christ's natures but on the kind of unity that has to exist between the Word's and the assumed man's free will.
But granted his understandings of an existing nature and the unbridgeable gulf that he was convinced existed between an infinite and a finite nature, Theodore is consistent in his thinking and in his method of speaking of the union.
68) To understand the point Theodore is making, we turn to a passage from Narsai that can help us.