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  Monarchianism - LoveToKnow 1911
MONARCHIANISM, a theological term designating the view taken by those Christians who, within the Church, towards the end of the 2nd century and during the 3rd, opposed the doctrine of an independent personal subsistence of the Logos.
It is usual to speak of two kinds of monarchianism - the dynamistic and the modalistic, though the distinction cannot be carried through without some straining of the texts.
By monarchians of the former class Christ was held to be a mere man, miraculously conceived indeed, but constituted the Son of God simply by the infinitely high degree in which he had been filled with Divine wisdom and power.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Monarchianism   (487 words)

 Monarchianism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Monarchianism in-and-of itself is not a complete theory of the relation of the Heavenly Father, Resurrected Son, and Holy Spirit, but a simple tenet that requires further extension.
Modalism(or Dynamic Monarchianism) considers God to be one person appearing and working in the different "modes" of the Heavenly Father, the Resurrected Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Monarchianism was Paul of Samosata, who however does not neatly fit in either of the two models.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Monarchianism   (432 words)

 The Ecole Initiative: Monarchianism
In general, monarchianism is the belief that the godhead is singular, consisting of one monarchia.
The more pervasive variety of monarchianism was modalism, the belief that the Father, Son and Spirit are numerically one and the same appearing at different times in history under different forms.
Modal monarchianism was also called "Patripassianism," literally meaning, "the father suffers," since, if the Son is numerically one with the Father, then anything that happens to the Son must also happen to the Father.
www2.evansville.edu /ecoleweb/articles/monarch.html   (844 words)

The "Monarchian Prologues" to the Gospels found in most old manuscripts of the Vulgate, were attributed by von Dobschütz and P. Corssen to a Roman author of the time of Callistus, but they are almost certainly the work of Priscillian.
This is eminently true of the chief opponents of the Monarchians, Tertullian, Hippolytus, and Novatian.
The Monarchians emphatically declared that God is one, wholly and perfectly one, and that Jesus Christ is God, wholly and perfectly God.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/10448a.htm   (2700 words)

 Monarchianism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Monarchianism derives from the Greek word monarchia meaning "uniqueness of first principle".
A more developed form of monarchianism was taught by Sabellius, a Christian who lived in Rome in the early part of the 3rd century.
The claims of the monarchians were addressed by the church councils of the 4th century which affirmed the distinctness of the persons of the Trinity.
philtar.ucsm.ac.uk /encyclopedia/christ/early/monarch.html   (243 words)

 Monarchianism, Sabellianism, Patripassianism, Modalism
Monarchianism is a Christian heretical doctrine of the 2nd and 3rd centuries opposed to the orthodox doctrine of the Trinity; it strongly maintained the essential unity of the Deity and was intended to reinforce monotheism in Christianity.
In its most general sense monarchianism (also called patripassianism or Sabellianism) refers to the primarily Western attempts in the third century to defend monotheism against suspected tritheism by denying the personal distinctiveness of a divine Son and Holy Spirit in contrast to God the Father.
Although in basic agreement with dynamic monarchianism on the foundational issue of limiting the term theos to the person of the Father alone, modalistic monarchianism, also known simply as modalism, nevertheless attempted to speak of the full deity of the Son.
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 monarchianism - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
monarchianism [Gr.,=belief in the rule of one], the concept of God that maintains his sole authority even over Christ and the Holy Spirit.
Dynamistic monarchians, such as the Theodotians and Paul of Samosata, held that Jesus was born a man and received the Christ as a power from God at a later time (see adoptionism).
Modalistic monarchians taught that God is unknowable, except for his manifestations, or modes; Christ is one of these.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-monarchi.html   (283 words)

 Monarchianism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Monarchianism (mono - "one"; arche - "rule") was an error concerning the nature of God that developed in the second century A.D. It arose as an attempt to maintain
Monarchians were divided into two main groups, the dynamic monarchians and the modal monarchians.
Dynamic Monarchianism teaches that God is the Father and that Jesus is only a man, denied the personal subsistence of the Logos and taught that the Holy Spirit was a force or presence of God the Father.
evangelizeamerica.org /apologetics/heresies/monarchianism.htm   (329 words)

Monarchianism, or Monarchism as it is sometimes called, is a heretical belief that held sway in the early time of Christianity and centers around God as one person, that God is the single and only ruler.
Different flavors of Adoptionism hold that Jesus was "adopted" either at the time of his baptism, or ascension.
Thus, Monarchianism in-and-of itself does not represent a complete theory of the relation of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit so much as a simple tenet that requires further extension.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/mo/Monarchianism.html   (93 words)

The deviations of several Monarchian groups on this point are simply due to the circumstance that the true canon of the New Testament had not yet been established.
Like the dynamic Monarchians, the modalistic arose in Asia Minor; and thence they brought the controversy to Rome, where, for a whole generation, their doctrines formed the official teachings of the Church.
It is a curious circumstance, that Tertullian, in his polemics against the Monarchians, never mentions the names of Noëtus, Epigonus, Kleomenes, and Kallistus; while, on the other hand, the name of Praxeas, against whom lie chiefly directs his attack, does not occur in the numerous writings of Hippolytus.
www.earlychurch.org.uk /monarch.php   (3260 words)

 Monarchianism - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Monarchianism, Christian heretical doctrine of the 2nd and 3rd centuries opposed to the orthodox doctrine of the Trinity; it strongly maintained the...
Callistus (160?-222?), pope from about 217 to about 222, whose pontificate was the first to be opposed by an antipope.
Victor I, Saint (?-199), pope from 189 to 199, born in Africa, the first pope of Latin rather than Greek culture.
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 Matthew Mullins: Monarchianism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Monarchianism 100% Gnosticism 58% Pelagianism 50% Adoptionist 50% Apollanarian 42% Socinianism 33% Monophysitism 17% Arianism 8% Nestorianism 8% Chalcedon compliant 0% Docetism 0% Albigensianism 0% Donatism 0% Modalism 0% Are you a heretic?
Monarchianism alone isn't a complete theory of the relationship but a principle that emphasizes the oneness of God in opposition to Trinitarianism.
Adoptionist Monarchianism: God the Father is the supreme being of the Godhead, but Christ is "adopted" as a son and made a semi-divine being.
matthew.ektopos.com /archives/2006/01/monarchianism.html   (995 words)

 What are Sabellianism, Modalism, and Monarchianism?
Modalistic Monarchianism, also known as Modalism, is the view that God variously manifested Himself as the Father (primarily in the Old Testament), other times as the Son (primarily from Jesus’; conception to His ascension), and other times as the Holy Spirit (primarily after Jesus’; ascension into Heaven).
Yet another aspect of Modalistic Monarchianism / Modalism / Sabellianism is Patripassianism, which is the view that it was God the Father who became incarnate, suffered, died, and was resurrected.
With all that said, Sabellianism, Modalism, Monarchianism (dynamic and modalistic), and Patripassianism are all unbiblical understandings of the relationship between the Persons of the Trinity.
www.gotquestions.org /Sabellianism-Modalism-Monarchianism.html   (406 words)

 Modalistic Monarchianism: Oneness In Early Church History - Sean Hannity Discussion
More precisely, modalistic monarchianism is the belief that considers "Jesus as the incarnation of the Godhead" and "the Father incarnate." "Monarchianism," The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, VII, 454-458.
The most common objection made to modalistic monarchianism was that it was Patripassian; that is, it implied that the Father suffered and died.
In summary, modalistic monarchianism can be defined as the belief that Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are manifestations of the one God with no distinctions of person being possible.
www.hannity.com /forum/showthread.php?p=1970648#post1970648   (1602 words)

 Monarchianism -- Early Christian Heresy
Unfortunately, Monarchianism greatly erred with respect to the doctrine of the Trinity.
The name “monarchian” is applied to groups that sought to stress a fundamental biblical and Christian truth, namely, the conviction that God is one, the sole monarch of the universe.”
Monarchianism represents an early movement intended to preserve the bible teaching of the Unity, or Oneness of God, against the duality or plurality of gods proposed by gnostics.
home.sprynet.com /~eagreen/monarch.html   (1104 words)

 Logos - Logos Library System R   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Monarchianism (meaning “rule of one” and probably originating in Asia Minor) was more strictly a doctrinal error.
The problem bothering the Monarchians was maintenance of the unity of the Godhead in the face of Trinitarianism.
This modalistic type of Monarchianism also came to be known as Sabellianism and Noetianism, after two of its leading exponents.
www.biblecentre.net /history/vos/ech36.html   (494 words)

As the diflicult problem of reconciling the doctrine of the trinity with the divine unity began to be seriously canvassed in the Church, some took the short road over the difficulty by denying the existence of any real trinity in the Godhead.
Hence a new controversy was prepared; and close upon the task of refuting the Gnostics, followed that of refuting the Monarchians, or Anti-trinitarians.
Sabellius, the most able and ingenious in the whole list of Monarchians, appeared as an advocate of anti-trinitarian views at Rome in the early part of the third century, and was excommunicated in Alexandria in 261.
www.edwardtbabinski.us /sheldon/monarchianism.html   (1115 words)

 The Triune God: refs. include Witness Lee, Watchman Nee
Those who overemphasize the aspect of the oneness of the Trinity to the point of compromising the eternality, equality, or distinction among the Three are said to profess monarchianism.
Monarchianism is defined as an excessive and unscriptural insistence on the rigid unity of the Godhead which precludes the existence of a Trinity.
HERESY: Dynamic monarchianism, or adoptionism, maintains that only the Father is genuinely God, and thus, that neither the Son nor the Spirit can properly be accorded the same rank of Deity as the Father.
www.triunegod.org /heresies/index.html   (1207 words)

 The Trinity
Monarchianism is any teaching denying that three persons are in the Godhead.
Modalistic Monarchianism, also called by some writers Sabellianism, (5) teaches that God is one being who revealed Himself at different times as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, much like an actor who assumes different acting roles throughout his career.
Modalistic Monarchianism teaches that there are not three individual persons in the Godhead, but only three different manifestations of one God.
www.mbrem.com /god/trinity1.htm   (5349 words)

 The Ecole Glossary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Monarchianism, a belief originating in the second century, emphasized the unity of the Godhead or the oneness of divine rule.
The second type, Adoptionist or Dynamic Monarchianism, stated that Jesus was not always God; he was a human until being "adopted" or filled to a unique degree by the Spirit of God.
Monarchianism in one form or another caused problems for the Church mostly in the third century although it emerged at later times.
www2.evansville.edu /ecoleweb/glossary/monarch.html   (163 words)

 Part II - The Ante-Nicene Age: Lesson No. 9 - Monarchianism
The Dynamic Monarchians held that Jesus became the Son of God by adoption — that at His baptism the Christ, or the holy Spirit, or some divine power (Greek "dumanis"), descended upon Him.
Some Dynamic Monarchians were unwilling to give Jesus any title to deity, while others said He became divine in some sense at His resurrection.
This second class of Monarchians held that the one God manifested Himself in three different modes, of which Christ was but one temporary manifestation.
www.bible.ca /history/eubanks/history-eubanks-9.htm   (719 words)

 Christian Heresy
Though despite this apparent subtlety monarchianism would be of great influence upon Christianity as well as the Roman empire, for it is generally understood to have been responsible for the subsequent rise of Arianism.
Dynamic monarchianism stated that Jesus was an ordinary man, in whom had been placed a divine power by god (dynamis is Greek for 'power').
Though just as modalistic monarchianism was being clamped down upon by the papacy, the dynamic form of monarchianism renewed its challenge.
www.roman-empire.net /religion/heresy.html   (2714 words)

Monarchianism derives from the Greek word (mono - "one"; archia - "rule") meaning "uniqueness of first principle” that developed in the second century CE.
The second group is called Modal Monarchianism, led by Noetus of Smyrna, claimed that there was no difference between the Father and the Son.
It was God the Father who was born of the Virgin Mary and suffered on the cross.
www.usislam.org /revise/36Monar.htm   (341 words)

 MONARCHIANISM - Online Information article about MONARCHIANISM
It is usual to speak of two kinds of monarchianism—the dynamistic and the modalistic, though the distinction cannot be carried through without some straining of the texts.
By monarchians of the former class Christ was held to be a See also:
Modalistic monarchianism, conceiving that the whole fullness of the Godhead dwelt in Christ, took exception to the " subordinatianism " of some Church writers, and maintained that the names See also:
encyclopedia.jrank.org /MOL_MOS/MONARCHIANISM.html   (959 words)

Dynamic monarchianism held that Jesus was a human being who became the Son of God by reason of the indwelling of divine wisdom or the Logos.
Apparently, the dynamic monarchians refused to consider Jesus as God in the strict sense of the word and did not worship Him as God.
Modalistic monarchianism held that God is one individual being and that Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are terms which apply to different modes of action of the one God.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/pentecostal/One-Glos.htm   (3313 words)

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