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As a footnote, Heraclius too was unable to escape theological problems with the West. In 634, his  Patriarch Sergius had articulated a new formula to please Monophysites and Orthodox. It was  that while Christ had two natures, they possessed a single motive force, or  energy.  It was still  controversial. In particular, the monk Sophronius condemned it, and when he became Patriarch  of Jerusalem, his opposition may have eased Muslim entry. Finally, in 638 Sergius made another  pronouncement, again under Heraclius' orders. Monotheletism, it was that Christ was of two  natures, and did not have a single energy, but possessed a single  will.  All Eastern Patriarchs  agreed, but now the Western Pope John IV condemned it in 641, shortly after Arab armies  arrived in Alexandria Egypt. The century from 550-650 in the East could be called the 'hundred years disaster', 'the fall of the 
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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