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The Chalcedonian churches are those Christian churches who follow the Christological teachings of the Council of Chalcedon, in contradistinction to Nestorians, Monophysites and Monothelites. The latter are sometimes referred to collectively as non-Chalcedonian. Some non-Chalcedonians call the Chalcedonian teaching Dyophysitic. Christology is that part of Christian theology that studies and defines who Jesus Christ is. ... The Council of Chalcedon was an ecumenical council that took place from October 8–November 1, 451 at Chalcedon, a city of Bithynia in Asia Minor. ... The term Nestorianism is eponymous, even though the person who lent his name to it always denied the associated belief. ... Monophysitism (from the Greek monos meaning one and physis meaning nature) is the christological position that Christ has only one nature, as opposed to the Chalcedonian position which holds that Christ has two natures, one divine and one human. ... Monothelitism was the christological doctrine that Jesus had one will but two natures (divine and human). ...


The primary emphasis of Chalcedonian christology is the full humanity and full divinity of Jesus, the second person of the Holy Trinity. Oriental Orthodoxy viewed this as equating them with Nestorianism (due to the acceptance of two physes), creating a schism. Jesus is the current Good Article Collaboration of the week! Please help take it from Good to Featured article status. ... For other uses, see Trinity (disambiguation). ... The term Oriental Orthodoxy refers to the churches of Eastern Christian traditions that keep the faith of only the first three ecumenical councils — the First Council of Nicaea, the First Council of Constantinople and the Council of Ephesus — and rejected the dogmatic definitions of the Council of Chalcedon. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The word schism (IPA: or ), from the Greek σχισμα, schisma (from σχιζω, schizo, to split), means a division or a split, usually in an organization. ...


The Chalcedonian churches, which accept this council, include the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches, as well as most Protestant churches. Catholic (from Greek) , universal, from , in general: , according to + , neuter genitive of , whole) can be used as a specifically Christian religious term with a number of meanings: In one widely used sense, it refers to the members, beliefs, and practices of the Roman Catholic Church, particularly in countries and languages... ... Protestantism is a movement within Christianity, representing the splitting away from the Roman Catholic Church during the mid-to-late Renaissance in Europe —a period known as the Protestant Reformation. ...


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