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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a heretical position of the 7th century that Christ’s human will had been superseded by the divine.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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Yet when Erasmus argues with Colet, he is prosecuting a general Christological point: He reminds Colet of Christ's two natures and corresponding two wills, divine and human, and how "the Church has stamped its authority so firmly on this theory of the two wills that anyone who thinks differently is branded a heretic." By referring to the theory of two wills, Erasmus uncovers the divide between early Church Fathers and later Scholastic theologians, which stems, in part, from the fact that the doctrine that Christ possessed only a single will, or monothelitism, was not formally condemned until the Sixth Council of Constantinople in 685.
Christ, against monothelitism, had two natures and two wills ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]), (30) united through one person of Christ.
Subordinationism, Arianism, which caused the murder of millions, Macedonianism, Nestorianism, Monophysitism, Monothelitism, Donatism, Pelagianism--all these in the first five hundred years of the Church.