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The terms Monophysitism and Monophysites (“one-nature” Christology and its advocates) used by historians of dogma have their roots in heresiology (Heresy: I); they were coined by the opponents of the theological positions so labeled and to this day are rejected as inappropriate by the churches involved. In the following discussion, therefore, they will always be set in quotation marks (see also D. Wendebourg, “Chalcedon in der ökumenischen Diskussion,” in: van Oort & Roldanus, 190–223).

The roots of “Monophysite” doctrine go far back. The Christology of…

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Ritter, Adolf Martin, “Monophysites/Monophysitism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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