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Bold textMonophysite ControversyBold text

A 5th century heresy formulated by a monk, Eutyches who stated that in the person of Jesus Christ, the human nature was absorbed into the divine nature like a cube of surgar disolves in a cup of water therefore leaving Christ with one nature, the Divine (Greek Mono- one, Fysis - Nature). Eutyches formulated this doctrine in order to combat the Nestorian view, which divided the person of Christ almost to the point of having to seperate persons. The heresy of monophysitism was condemned in 4th Ecumenical council held in Chalcedon in the year 451. To this day, the Copts and others are the unfortunate schisms existing to this day as a result of that heresy.