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This introductory chapter of the book illuminates two theological approaches to the issues of energeia and will in Christ. The author refers to these approaches as Monenergism-Monothelitism and Dyenergism-Dyothelitism and treats them as two integral doctrines. His analysis of these two doctrines is undertaken in terms of hypostasis, nature, natural property, energeia, and will, terms that formed the framework of theological argument throughout the seventh century. The chapter shows that both Monenergism-Monothelitism and Dyenergism- Dyothelitism, in the forms they assumed in the seventh century, despite their antagonism, had the same neo-Chalcedonian origin.

Keywords:Chalcedonian origin; Dyenergism-Dyothelitism; Monenergism-Monothelitism



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