is the dogma instituted by Apollinarius of Laodicea. He was a great friend of Athanasius of Alexandria and rendered him great service, defending orthodoxy against Arianism. But under the influence of Arianism, Apollinarius denied the full human by promulgating that the divine took the place of the nous. was refuted ably and competently by St. the Great at the end of his life, in a huge work composed of three volumes.

was strongly by the Great and of Nazianzus. The heresy was condemned by the Synod of Alexandria (362 a.d.) and later by the of Constantinople (381 a.d.). Since then, his name is mentioned as among the heretics in every ecumenical council.