The Oriental has been a lender in religion and a borrower in theology. The course of religion ran from the East to the West, the course of theology ran from the West to the East. Had it been left to itself, it is certain that the Christianity of Palestine never would have built up such a massive structure of doctrine as the Athanasian Creed. Wherever the great doctrinal statements of our religion may have originated,- whether in Rome, Constantinople, Antioch, or Alexandria,- their essential parts were Greek and Roman, and not Oriental.



from page 405, The Syrian Christ