Part two of this three week heresy series is the first attempt at "compromise" between the heresy of Monophysitism and orthodox Christianity. We all know how well appeasement works, right?
Monoenergism is a 7th century “compromise” heresy suggested to help heal the divide between Christians and Monophysitism. The orthodox teaching is that Christ has two individual natures; Monophysitism teaches that there was only one nature in Christ, either divine or a synthesis of divine and human; Monoenergism attempted to bridge the gap through the vague term “energy”, saying that Christ had one “energy”. Another attempt to solve this schism was through the introduction of Monothelitism, which also didn’t work, and was condemned along with Monoenergism and Monophysitism at the 680 Third Council of Constantinople.