Definition of Monophysitism

1. Noun. 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.

Generic synonyms: Heresy, Unorthodoxy, Theological Doctrine
Derivative terms: Monophysitic



Definition of Monophysitism

1. Noun. (Christianity) 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. ¹

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Literary usage of Monophysitism

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"In this "creed of the union" between .lohn ana Cyril, it is at least implied that the two natures remain after the union (against monophysitism), ..."

2. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1901)
"... the communion of Rome and their own ancient Babylonian rite, and embraced monophysitism. ... and probably since the triumph of monophysitism in Egypt. ..."

3. General History of the Christian Religion and Church by August Neander (1854)
"She worked upon her husband. for the purpose of putting a final seal on the condemnation of monophysitism, and its defenders. ..."

4. The Three Ages of Progress by Julius Emil DeVos (1899)
"monophysitism. Eutyches, an aged abbot of Constantinople, ... He admitted only one nature, which error was expressed by the Greek word monophysitism. ..."

5. The Doctrine of the Incarnation by Robert Lawrence Ottley (1896)
"monophysitism § I. The Monophysite and ... monophysitism : causes of its persistence. 1. First stage (457-527). ..."

6. A Handbook of Patrology by Joseph Tixeront (1920)
"THE OPPONENTS OF monophysitism — LEONTIUS BYZANTIUM OF In the first paragraph of this section we briefly enumerated the Greek writers who attacked the ..."

7. History of the Catholic Church: For Use in Seminaries and Colleges by Heinrich Brück, Joseph Hergenröther (1884)
"In India they called themselves Christians of St. V Thomas. They spread as far as China. § 63. monophysitism. ..."

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