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Category: ETHOS

We have examined the doctrine of one nature, and exposed its chief
consequences. We have considered its effects in respect of the deity
of Christ and in respect of His manhood. We have applied the doctrine
to the human nature as a whole, and to the several parts that compose
it. The result of the examination may be summarised in brief.
Monophysitism destroys what is divine in the deity and what is human in
the humanity. It offers to Christians a Christ who is not sufficiently
above man to be able to help them by His power, nor sufficiently man to
be able to help them by His sympathy. The monophysite Christ is
neither very God nor very man, but a composition in which all traces of
the original entities are lost to view.

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