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Monophysite Controversy.

The Council of Chalcedon* declared that there are 2 natures in Christ, divine and human. In opposition, some taught Monophysitism.*

As a result of the controversy, some orthodox bps. were deposed. Much of Palestine was carried away by the movement. In Egypt, Dioscurus (d. 454) wielded powerful influence; his party elected a patriarch with Eutychian tendencies 457, who was in turn expelled but returned with even greater prestige until 460, when he was banished. Antioch and Jerusalem were occupied by Monophysite bps. The Henoticon* failed to settle the controversy, which resulted in enduring schism. The Coptic* Ch., Syrian Jacobite Ch. (see Jacobites, 1), and Armenian* Chs. (see also Armenia) hold Monophysite views. See also Acacian Schism; Nonchalcedonian Churches.

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