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Monophysite Christian

A Christian variant, prior to the Council of Chalcedon in 451 AD they were not considered particularly heretical in the Greek world. The basic tenet is the Jesus Christ was entirely divine, despite the assumption of an earthly body, whereas in Rome and Constantinople the concept of Jesus's dual nature generally held sway.

The first major proponent was Apollinarius of Laodicea in Syria (310-390 AD), perhaps the first to pen mono physis.

The Monophysite creed was widely assumed on the periphery of the Eastern Roman Empire, and encouraged by the Persians despite their periodic anti-Christian internal purges. Several major denominations are Monophysite to this day.

For more information see (also Apollinarius, Armenian Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, Ethiopian Orthodox, Syrian Orthodox):

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