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Monothelites

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(compounded of "single, " and volo, "I will, ") an ancient sect which sprung out of the Eutychians; thus called, as only allowing of one will in Jesus Christ. The opinion of the Monothelites had its rise in 930, and had the emperor Heraclius for an adherent: it was the same with that of the acephalous Severians.

They allowed of two wills in Christ, considered with regard to the two natures; but reduced them to one, by reason of the union of the two natures, thinking it absurd that there should be two free wills in one and the same person. They were condemned by the sixth general council in 680, as being supposed to destroy the perfection of the humanity of Jesus Christ, depriving it of will and operation. Their sentiments were afterwards embraced by the Maronites.

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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Monothelites'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/m/monothelites.html. 1802.

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