This is seen nowhere more clearly than in the writings of Maximos 'the Confessor', who had his tongue cut out for continuing to teach a dyothelite Christology at odds with the imperially acclaimed Monothelite
The seventh century is known to have been a difficult period for the Byzantine Church and state, due to the outbreak of the Monothelite
controversy (concerning the will of Christ), Saracen invasions, and the loss of some provinces from the Empire.
involvement in the monothelite
controversy, one does not find the later
They manifest in the form of its specific actions (a forgetfulness of this second truth, just as important as the first, was expressed in Christology by the Monothelite
heresy, and in moral teaching by Quietism).
The Sixth Ecumenical Council held at Constantinople between 680 and 681 deposed and excommunicated the Monothelite
(40) For a good background on imperial and ecclesial cooperation that resulted in the monothelite
and monenergite controversies, see Pauline Allen and Bronwen Neil, ed.