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Monophysite Churches, 1 Definition(s)

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These churches broke away from the rest of Christianity after the Council of Chalcedon (451) declared their distinctive belief about Jesus' nature incorrect. Whereas the Council decided that Jesus was a combination of two natures (human and divine), the monophysites believe that he had only one nature, namely, a divine one. The Coptic, Ethiopic and Armenian Church broke away and still hold monophysite beliefs.

Added: 21.Aug.2011 | Source: ReligioNet: Official Christianity Glossary
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