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- n. A Christian belief which holds that the human nature of Jesus Christ was essentially absorbed by the divine, and thus that he essentially had but one nature, contrary to the orthodox view that Christ has two natures, both fully human and fully divine. A variant is apollonarianism, which has gnostic overtones and used hellenistic ideas alien to orthodox Christianity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The doctrines of the Monophysites. Compare diphysitism.
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- n. a Christian heresy of the 5th and 6th centuries that challenged the orthodox definition of the two natures (human and divine) in Jesus and instead believed there was a single divine nature
Besides monophysitism, Philoponus 'name is associated with the doctrine of tritheism.
Since the eastern christian world (orthodoxy,monophysitism,koptism etc) never went through the lutheran ,calvinian,protestant ,in general, reform (and of course the relevant wars)
If there were two wills, it seemed to lead back to Nestorianism; if there was but one, either the humanity was incomplete or the position led to virtual monophysitism.
4. Council of Chalcedon (451); repudiated the Eutychian doctrine of monophysitism (the human nature subsumed in the one divine nature of Jesus) and delineated the two natures of Christ, human and divine.