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Miaphysitism

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'''Miaphysitism''' (sometimes called '''henophysitism''') is the [[Christology]] of the [[Oriental Orthodox]] Churches. Miaphysitism holds that in the one person of [[Jesus]] [[Christ]], Divinity and Humanity are united in one "nature" ("[[physis]]"), the two being united without separation, without confusion, and without alteration.
Miaphysitism has often been considered by [[Fourth Ecumenical Council|Chalcedonian]] Christians to be a form of [[monophysitism]], but the Oriental Orthodox Churches themselves reject this characterization, a position which the [[Eastern Orthodox]] and [[Roman Catholic]] Churches have begun to take more seriously.
==History==
==Miaphysite churches==
As stated, the Churches of the [[Oriental Orthodox]] Communion, while sometimes called monophysite, vehemently reject that label. These include the [[Armenian Apostolic Church]], the [[Church of Antioch (Syriac)|Syrian Orthodox Church]], the [[Indian Orthodox Church]], the [[Church of Alexandria (Coptic Christianity)|Coptic Orthodox Church]] (including the British Orthodox Church which is under the Patriarch of Alexandria), the [[Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church]] (''tewahido'' is a Ge'ez word meaning 'being made one') and the newly [[autocephaly|autocephalous]] [[Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church|Eritrean Orthodox Church]].
One or more of the [[Independent Catholic Churches]], while not being in full communion with the above Churches for various reasons, also embrace this Christology. These include the [[Antiochian Catholic Church in America]]. In recent theological discourses, some [[Old Catholic Church|Old-Catholic]] and [[Anglicanism|Anglican]] theologians have begun to embrace this Christology as being consistent with, though different from, the Chalcedon formulation.
==Source==
*[[w:Miaphysitism|''Miaphysitism'' at Wikipedia]]
 
==See Also==
*[http://www.orthodoxwiki.org/Category:Coptic_interpretations_of_the_Fourth_Ecumenical_Council Coptic interpretations of the Fourth Ecumenical Council]
*[[Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church]]
 
==External links==
*[http://www.orthodoxwiki.org/Category:Coptic_interpretations_of_the_Fourth_Ecumenical_Council Coptic interpretations of the Fourth Ecumenical Council]
*[http://www.copticchurch.org/Texts/Spirituals/Natofchr.pdf Pope Shenouda III: The Nature of Christ (PDF)]
*[http://www.eotc.faithweb.com/orth.html#DOCTRINES Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church]
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