monophysitism definition

  • noun:
    • A Christian belief which keeps the human instinct of Jesus Christ was basically consumed because of the divine, and therefore which he really had but one nature, despite the orthodox view that Christ has two natures, both completely peoples and totally divine. A variant is apollonarianism, which includes gnostic overtones and used hellenistic tips alien to orthodox Christianity.
    • The doctrines of the Monophysites. Compare diphysitism.
    • a Christian heresy of fifth and 6th centuries that challenged the orthodox definition of both natures (human and divine) in Jesus and rather believed there is one divine nature

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