Summary Chapter

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.