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Added a diagram to represent Eutyches view of Christ's nature.
{{stub}}[[Image:Monophysite.png|right|200px|thumb|Eutyches asserted that human nature and divine nature were combined into the single nature of Christ]] '''Monophysitism''' is a [[Christology|Christological]] [[heresy]] that originated in the 5th century A.D. Its chief proponent was the [[monk]] [[Eutyches]], who stated that in the person of [[Jesus Christ]] the human nature was absorbed into the divine nature like a cube of sugar dissolves in a cup of water therefore leaving . Therefore, Christ was left with only one nature, the Divine (Greek ''mono-'' one, ''fysisphysis'' - Naturenature). This is to be contrasted with the [[miaphysitism]] which is professed by the [[Oriental Orthodox]] churches. Eutyches' position on monophysitism is often referred to as '''Eutychianism''', a position that went beyond the Christology as expressed by [[Cyril of Alexandria]] and is also anathematized by non-Chalcedonians who accept the faith of Cyril. Eutyches formulated this doctrine in response to the heresy of [[Nestorianism]], which divided the person of Christ almost to the point of having two seperate separate persons(not two natures, as the Orthodox believe).  Another branch of monophysitism, called [[Apollinarianism]], holds that Christ had a human body and human "living principle," but that the Divine Logos had taken the place of the nous, or "thinking principle," analogous but not identical to what might be called a mind in the present day.  Monophysitism (particularly Eutyches' variety) was condemned at the [[Fourth Ecumenical Council]], held in [[Chalcedon]] in the year 451. Apollinarianism had previously been condemned at the [[Second Ecumenical Council]] in 381. ==External links==*Wikipedia's article on [[W:Monophysitism|Monophysitism]]*[ Eastern/Oriental orthodox statements]
Monophysitism was condemned at the [[Fourth Ecumenical Council]] held in Chalcedon in the year 451.

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