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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a heretical position of the 7th century that Christ’s human will had been superseded by the divine.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. The other four collections of canons deal with more local, English, difficulties, and their study therefore exposes some of the most significant developments of the early Anglo-Saxon Church: the urgency of organization preoccupied those at Hertford, while Clofesho's canons attempted to regulate the boom in monastic communities and to solve the problems of pastoral care.