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Monothelitism, Monotheletism

a heretical position of the 7th century that Christ’s human will had been superseded by the divine. Also Monothelism. — Monothelite, Monothelete, n. — Monothelitic, Monotheletic, adj.
See also: Christ
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Noun1.Monothelitism - the theological doctrine that Christ had only one will even though he had two natures (human and divine); condemned as heretical in the Third Council of Constantinople
heresy, unorthodoxy - a belief that rejects the orthodox tenets of a religion
theological doctrine - the doctrine of a religious group
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For them, the encounter with the Monothelite heresy would have turned him away from the theurgism of Pseudo-Denis and its unfocused presentation of the role of human freedom in the ascent of the soul.
Of those discussed here, Haethfeld alone has an `international' context: it was convoked at the request of the pope, and it affirmed the Anglo-Saxon Church's doctrinal solidarity with the ecumenical councils in the face of (most immediately) the Monothelite heresy.