Physis

Monophysitism

MONOPHYSITISM This word is derivate from the Cyrillian statement, ‘One nature of the incarnated Word of God.” It is used to designate those who, in opposition to the two-natures doctrine of Chalcedon, confess the formula of St. Cyril, which has been adopted by the Coptic Church: ‘One Nature for the Word God incarnated.” Hence, Christ …

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Hypostasis

HYPOSTASIS This word was known in classical Greek. It is composed of two parts: hypo meaning “under” and stasis meaning “setting.” In theology, it developed to mean reality, substance, nature, or essence. This word occurs 20 times in the Septuagint but only one of them can be regarded as theologically significant. At the beginning of …

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