Heresy begun by Apollinaris the Younger, Bishop of Laodicea, c.376, teaching that Christ had a human sensitive soul, but had no human rational mind, the place of which was taken by Divine Logos. It was condemned by Roman Councils in 377 and 381, and the Council of Constantinople in 381. The sect perished about 416, some members returning to the Church, while the rest became Monophysites, believing that Christ had only a divine, but no human, will.

MLA Citation

  • “Apollinarianism”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 June 2009. Web. 18 January 2021. <>