Eutychianism


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Related to Eutychianism: Apollinarianism, Docetism, Nestorianism, kenoticism

Eutychianism

Monophysitism. — Eutychian, n.
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The mere invocation of the names of the great heresies of the past--Arianism, Nestorianism, Eunomianism, Docetism, Eutychianism, to name a few--may tempt us to believe that heresy is now a matter for the historians, and the degrees of remotion from our own setting these names indicate might imply that the whole thing is a dead issue (has anyone called you a "Donatist" recently?
Bonhoeffer is guarding against a latent eutychianism that is like the shade at the church's right hand whenever it talks about deification.
Eutychianism is that Christological heresy, named after, if not actually advocated by, the monk Eutyches (c.
It is a heresy, for instance, to deny the fullness of either of the two natures in Christ; therefore both Arianism, which denies the fullness of Christ's divine nature, and Eutychianism, denying the fullness of his human nature, are heresy.
Hence substantia was assumed to be a Leonine usage, while natura was an alternative favoured by Prosper to exclude any suggestion of Eutychianism.