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Nestorius (c. 381 - c. 451) was appointed to the See of Constantinople in 428. A self-proclaimed defender of orthodoxy, Nestorius began to run into problems when he opposed the use of the title Theotokos for the Virgin Mary. Opposed by Cyril of Alexandria who accused him of an inadequate Christology, Nestorius' teachings were condemned in 430 and he was deposed by the Council of Ephesus in 431. Nestorius was exiled to Egypt in 436 where he wrote the 'Bazaar of Heracleides'.