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Monophysites

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Author(s): Lyman, J. Rebecca
1. Origin The Monophysites, in opposition to the conclusion of the Council of Chalcedon (451), view Christ as having one (monos) divine nature (physis) after the incarnation, not two (Christology). Arising in the fifth century as a movement against Chalcedon, the Monophysites became a potent force in Eastern theology and politics (Byzantium). 2. Theology Theologically, Monophysite doctrine grew out of the Alexandrian Christological tradition (Alexandrian Theology), which focused on the redemptive activity of the Word of God becoming incarnate. Draw…