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is in church history and the history of doctrine the usual term to denote the interpretation of the Definitio fidei of the Council of Chalcedon (451) that, with the maintenance of the TomusLeonis (Leo I), attributes to the “one Christ known in two natures” a single energy (μία ἐνέργεια/mía enérgeia) or effectiveness (ἀποτέλεσμα/apotélesma), and with which Sergius I of Constantinople (610–638) sought reconciliation with those anti-Chalcedonian churches in Syria (V, 2), Egypt (Theodosians or Copts), and Armenia which advocated the verbal monophysitism (Monophysit…

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Uthemann, Karl-Heinz, “Monenergism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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