I was asked by a Chalcedonian Orthodox why we are not willing to affirm two wills in Christ. They insist that the wills and the minds (nous) of Christ are not synonymous with the Person or Hypostasis of Christ but are properties of the two natures. They have very precise definitions for what peoperties belong to the natures and what belong to the hypostasis.
My initial thought were that the two wills, divine and human are hylostatically united into a Mia-will in accordance with Miaphysite Christology. However in Chalcedonian Christology they perceive this as somewhat Apolinarian such that we are confusing mind and will with the person or hypostasis. In their Christology, the two minds and wills belong to the Natures of Christ and the one Hypostasis or person of the Logos Incarate makes USE of the two natures. The one Hypostasis uses the human will and divine will in perfect harmony and the human mind and divine mind in perfect harmony but the two wills are still there and according to them Orthodoxy DEMANDS faith in the two wills for the following reason:
The Three Persons of the Holy Trinity have one will not three since the Three Persons are One God.
As the will of the Holy Trinity belongs to the One God, it follows that thw will belongs to the Divine Nature or Essence sine the Trinity is One Divine Essence in three Persons.
If we say that the will of Christ belongs to His own hypostasis as opposed to the Divine Nature, then it follows that we are affirming three wills belonging to each hypostasis of the Holy Trinity, which might amount to saying that their are three Gods. As this would be a heresy, it is absolutely essential that we say that the will of God belonfs to the Divine Nature of the Holy Trinity.
Therefore when the Hypostasis of the Logos became incarnate, the Divine will still belonged to the divine nature and the human will still belonged to the human nature.
How would we as Copts/ non-Chalcedonians respond to this?
Do we affirm one Divine-Human Mia-Will and one Divine-Human Mia-Mind/ nous in Christ?