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n.1.(Eccl. Hist.) One of an ancient sect who held that Christ had but one will as he had but one nature. Cf. Monophysite.
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Since "theologians as diverse as Cyril and Nestorius, Chalcedonians and non-Chalcedonians, Maximus the Confessor and Monothelites all claimed Gregory's authority for their own doctrinal ends" (227), Hofer is more than doubtful about the adequacy of the Dogmengeschichte approach for the different Christologies before Chalcedon, and especially for Gregory's very distinctive account of Christ.
The Global Anglicans Future Conference, being able to affirm only four of the seven ecumenical councils, by which Christian orthodoxy has been defined for 1,500 years, shows itself heterodox: Monophysites, monothelites, or nestorians?
23) The Monothelites did not acknowledge this human natural will in Christ.