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Melkites
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I. Name – II. Greek Orthodox Patriarchates – III. Greek Catholic Patriarchate

I. Name

For several decades the christological definition of Chalcedon (451) met strong opposition in the eastern portion of the Byzantine Empire, which championed the Alexandrian one-nature doctrine (Christology: II, 1.c; Monophysites/Monophysitism); finally the Syrian Orthodox Church (Syria: V, 2.b) and the Coptic Orthodox Church (Copts: I) split with Chalcedonian C…

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Hage, Wolfgang, “Melkites”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_13880>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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