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(dithelitism; from Gk. dyo, “two,” and thelema, “will”). The doctrine that in Christ there are 2 wills, divine and human; Christ had a human soul (Mt 26:38) and a human, but sinless, will (Mt 26:39). The doctrine was upheld by orthodox theology against monothelitism.* See also Constantinople, Councils of, 3.

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