- a person who maintains that Christ has one nature, partly divine and partly human.
Origin of Monophysite
Examples from the Web for monophysite
Thus while John is an adherent of Chalcedon and a dyothelite, the drift of his teaching is in the monophysite direction.
I had no longer a distinctive plea for Anglicanism, unless I would be a Monophysite.Apologia Pro Vita Sua
John Henry Cardinal Newman
He worked upon the emperor's mind in favour of the Monophysite pretender.The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI
Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
I had no more a distinctive plea for Anglicanism, unless I would be a Monophysite.Apologia pro Vita Sua
John Henry Newman
- a person who holds that there is only one nature in the person of Christ, which is primarily divine with human attributes
- of or relating to this belief
Word Origin and History for monophysite
1690s, from Church Latin Monophysita, from Greek monophysites, from monos "single, alone" (see mono-) + physis "nature" (see physics). Christian (regarded in the West as a heretic) who believes there is only one nature in the person of Jesus Christ. Now comprising Coptic, Armenian, Abyssinian and Jacobite churches.