The research objectives are to investigate the history and theology of the Monophysite Controversy in order to help the reader understand the impact on the development of Christianity and of Islam. This will involve answering many questions. First, the research will investigate the origin and basis of the historical setting and theological arguments for the Monophysite Controversy. The key question to answer is why is it important to establish whether Christ has one nature or two natures?
Second, the research will investigate the process regarding the debate. The key question to answer is how a majority position becomes orthodox and a minority position is condemned as heretical. Third, the research will investigate the chronology of the events. The key question is when each doctrine was debated, what was the timeline for debate and resolution.
Fourth, the research will investigate the persons who entered into the debate. The key question is who led the debate either for or against the Monophysite position. Fifth, the research will investigate the impact of the controversy on Christianity and Islam. The key questions will be: (1) how were Christianity and the Byzantine Empire weakened; and (2) how was early Islamic theology affected.
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