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  Monophysitism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Monophysitism (from the Greek monos meaning 'one, alone' and physis meaning 'nature') is the christological position that Christ has only one nature, as opposed to the Chalcedonian position which holds that Christ has two natures, one divine and one human.
The radical monophysitism of Eutyches, a presbyter and archimandrite at Constantinople, emerged as a response to Nestorianism.
Later, monothelitism was developed as an attempt to bridge the gap between the monophysite and the Chalcedonian position, but it too was rejected by the Chalcedonians, despite at times having the support of the Byzantine Emperors and one of the Popes of Rome (Honorius I).
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 Encyclopedia: Monophysitism
Monophysitism (from the Greek monos meaning 'one' and physis meaning 'nature') is the christological position that Christ has only one nature, as opposed to the Chalcedonian position which holds that Christ has two natures, one divine and one human.
The radical monophysitism of Eutyches emerged in Egypt as a response to Nestorianism.
For notwithstanding the numerous subdivisions of the Monophysites, he was, in Dorner's words, "strictly speaking, the scientific leader of the most compact portion of the party," and regarded as such by the Monophysites and their opponents.
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From many points of view the Monophysites are the most important of early heresies, and no heresy or related group of heresies until the sixteenth century has produced so vast and important a literature.
This polemic enabled Severus to define more precisely the Monophysite position, and to guard himself against the exaggerations which were liable to result from the habit of restricting theology to attacks on Chalcedon.
Justinian, who in his old age turned more than ever to the desire of conciliating the Monophysites (in spite of his failure to please them by condemning the "three chapters"), was probably led to favour Julian because he was the opponent of Severus, who was universally regarded as the great foe of orthodoxy.
www.traditionalcatholic.net /Tradition/Encyclopedia/Monophysitism.html   (8814 words)

 Kids.net.au - Encyclopedia Monophysitism -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Monophysitism emerged in Egypt as a response to Nestorianism.
Later, monothelitism was developed as an attempt to bridge the gap between Monophysitism and the Chalcedonian position, but it too was also rejected by the Chalcedonians, despite at times having the support of the Byzantine Emperors.
Monophysite churches are still found today, and include the Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt, the Ethiopian Orthodox Tawahido Church (tewahido being an Ethiopian word meaning "being made one"), the newly autocephalous Eritrean Orthodox Church[?], and the Armenian Apostolic Church.
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 Monophysitism. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Monophysitism challenged the orthodox definition of faith of Chalcedon and taught that in Jesus there were not two natures (divine and human) but one (divine).
Neither side was satisfied; the extreme Monophysites refused to accept the intended compromise, and the pope excommunicated the East for abrogating the Council of Chalcedon.
Justinian’s successors alternately favored and suppressed Monophysitism, but by 600 the lines of schism had hardened; the Coptic Church (see under Copts), the Jacobite Church of Syria, and the Armenian Church, all Monophysite, were established.
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 Monophysitism (part two)
Monophysitism is not simply a historic theological position; it is still taught in a number of churches today, including the Abyssinian, Armenian, Jacobite and Coptic churches.
While all Monophysites could agree that the human and the divine where somehow present in the single nature of Christ, there does not seem to have been one single Monophysite position on how this union was achieved.
Monophysitism was truly a theological argument over the two natures of Christ, that, because of local cultural thought, tended to fall along provincial lines.
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 Monophysitism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Monophysitism is an error concerning the nature of Christ that asserts Jesus had only one nature, not two as is taught in the correct doctrine of the hypostatic union: Jesus is both God and man in one person.
Monophysitism arose out of a reaction against Nestorianism which taught Jesus was two distinct persons instead of one.
Monophysitism was confined mainly to the Eastern church and had little influence in the West.
www.carm.org /heresy/monophysitism.htm   (227 words)

 J.A.Kosminski and S.D.Skazkhin
Monophysitism, however, another heretic movement, conceived of Christ as having a unitary and exclusively holy nature.
Monophysitism (see chapter 4) was especially prevalent in the eastern parts of the Empire, in Syria and Egypt, where the oppression of the Roman State imposed a heavy burden on the people.
Monophysitism also combined its teachings with protest against the wealth of the church.
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The dubious notion of the Orthodox being identical with the Monophysites appeared at the dawn of the 20th century in anticipation of the relativist and syncretic tendencies of the then incipient ecumenical movement; this notion had also forestalled the beginning of the campaign for the unification with the Papists.
Negotiations between the "Orthodox" ecumenists and Monophysites at their unofficial gatherings, which were sponsored by the WCC and took place in 1964, 1967, 1970 and 1971, were successfully (for anti-Chalcedonians) continued in the course of official dialogues in 1985, 1989, 1990 and 1993.
The Monophysite side was headed by the co-Chairman, the Coptic Metropolitan Bishoi, and the co-Secretary, Bishop Mesrop Krikorian (the Echmiadzin Church of Armenia).
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Monophysitism and the Council of Chalcedon ------------------------------------------ 1- According to some Scholars, there, was no need for it, but politics played a big role.
They prefer not to be called "monophysites," as far as the term may be misunderstood.
However, considering the past, the non-Chalcedonians are better to be called "mia-physites" than "monophysites." Recently, in so far as they are coming to be understood correctly, they are to be called simply "orthodox", the same belief with their brothers the Chalcedonian Orthodox Churches.
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 Search Results for "Monophysitism"
Monophysitism, (mnof´isit´izm) (KEY) [Gr.,=belief in one nature], a heresy of the 5th and 6th cent., which grew out of a reaction against Nestorianism.
The Greens represented Monophysitism and the lower classes; the Blues, orthodoxy and the upper classes.
...Copts belong to the Coptic Church, an autonomous Christian sect that officially adheres to Monophysitism, which was declared (451) a heresy by the Council of Chalcedon....
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 Monophysitism articles on Encyclopedia.com
Monophysitism MONOPHYSITISM [Monophysitism] [Grbelief in one nature], a heresy of the 5th and 6th cent., which grew out of a reaction against Nestorianism.
John of Ephesus JOHN OF EPHESUS [John of Ephesus], c.505-c.585, Syrian Monophysite historian, bishop of Ephesus.
Copts COPTS [Copts], the native Christian minority of Egypt; estimates of the number of Copts in Egypt range from 5% to 17% of the population.
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 The Christian Faith: Ch 15- Monophysitism
He tried to satisfy the Monophysites by summoning a Council at Constantinople, reckoned as the Fifth Ecumenical Council, in 553, in which the works of three leaders of the opposite party, Theodore of Mopsuestia, Theodoret, and Ibas, all long since dead, were condemned as heretical though they had been acquitted at Chalcedon.
The Monophysite controversy was one of the most disastrous that has ever afflicted the Church, for it broke up Eastern Christendom permanently and led straight to the Moslem conquest which was for several centuries confined to the countries where the prevailing religion had been Monophysite.
A Monophysite writer of the sixth century was commonly identified in the Middle Ages with Dionysius of Athens (Acts 17.34), the disciple of St. Paul.
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 Monophysitism, Montanism, & Historic Roman & Papal Opposition to Heresy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
After thirty years' confusion the Monophysites gained a temporary victory under the protection of the rude pretender to the empire, Basiliscus (475-477), who in an encyclical letter, enjoined on all bishops to condemn the council of Chalcedon (476).
The strict Monophysites were as ill content with the Henoticon, as the adherents of the council of Chalcedon; and while the former revolted from their patriarchs.
Monophysitism was extremely popular among the laity of the Eastern churches.
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 Byzantine Era ... youregypt.com
A dispute erupted between the church of Alexandria and that of Constantinople.
Monophysitism is a belief that Christ has only one nature with both divine and human attributes in it.
The other pope, known as a Monophysite pope, was chosen by the people and rejected by the emperor.
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 The Byzantine Fathers
The Monophysite Election of Timothy Aelurus as Patriarch of Alexandria and the Murder of Proterius.
The Persecution of Monophysites in Melitene and Mesopotamia Unleashed by Domitian, Bishop of Melitene.
Historical Monophysitism is precisely the non-acceptance and rejection of the Chalcedonian Council, a schism and break with the fathers of the council.
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 Monophysitism (part one)
In the middle of the fifth century, the church was deeply locked in Christological debates that arose out of the ecumenical councils of Ephesus and Chalcedon, and at a time when church and state were integrally mixed, strains within the church necessarily meant strains within the Empire.
On the other side were the Monophysites who argued that Christ had but a single nature -- composed of the human and the divine, but tending to emphasize the former.
Before beginning with an examination of Monophysite Christianity, however, a brief history of the events leading up to the council of Chalcedon is needed in order to understand the rise and development of Monophysitism.
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 March 3: Monophysites had the human dissolve in the Divine?
Monophysitism began as the orthodox response to Nestorianism.
Opposed to this, the Monophysites taught that Christ's human nature was dissolved in his divine nature as a drop of honey dissolves in the ocean.
But having learned the power of the Monophysites, he determined to arrange a compromise; this Henoticon was worded vaguely enough to escape heresy while leaving the Monophysites sufficient latitude to retain their views.
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 A Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature to the End of the Sixth Century A.D., with an Account of the ...
As in the Arian, so in the Nestorian and Monophysite controversies, the West displayed a marked capacity for seizing on the salient points of the question at issue, which the Easterns often failed to grasp in consequence of their taste for metaphysical subtleties.
This conclusion is further accentuated by the fact that, though some Nestorian and Monophysite communities continue to exist, even they are no longer unwilling to hold communion with those who receive the doctrines promulgated by the council on the questions at issue.
The Monophysites called their orthodox opponents Melchites, on the ground that they had accepted their opinions from the civil government and its head, the emperor; while the orthodox bestowed on their opponents the name of Jacobites, from Jacob of Edessa, an enthusiastic disseminator of Monophysite views.
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Derived from monos, "single," and physis, "nature," monophysitism is the doctrine which holds that the incarnate Christ had only a single, divine nature, clad in human flesh.
Monophysites tended to divide into two main groups: Julianists, who held to the immortality and incorruptibility of Christ's incarnate body, and the more orthodox Severians, who rejected the Eutychian view that the human and divine were completely mingled in the incarnation.
Monophysite, one holding that there is in Christ but a single nature, or one composite nature, partly divine and partly human, as the members of the Coptic Church of Egypt.
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Monophysitism is the doctrine that JESUS CHRIST had only one nature, rather than two--divine and human.
Nonetheless, all Monophysites rejected the dogmatic formulas of Chalcedon, and efforts to reach an acceptable compromise failed.
By the 6th century Monophysitism had a strong institutional basis in three churches: the ARMENIAN CHURCH, the COPTIC CHURCH, and the JACOBITE CHURCH, all of which remain nominally Monophysite today.
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