I'm still not sure I understand the difference between Qnoma and Parsopa in their theology. Can anyone enlighten me here?
Supposedly, Qnoma is what is translated into Greek as Hypostasis and Parsopa translated into Person (Prosopon). From what I can gather, Qnoma is the individualization or the actual "thing" that an essence represents and Parsopa is literally a mask, an external representation of the thing. Very subtle differences it seems. Nevertheless, Nestorians cannot believe in a hypostatic union, or a union that leads to "One Qnume," and they consider the union as a "prosopic" union, only an external union based on appearance, but a sharing of titles as well as a union based on will, which some theologians do say is a characteristic of Nestorianism that also has a built-in Monothelitism in it. Someone correct me if I'm wrong on this.
Fr. John Romanides does an excellent study on Theodore of Mopsuestia's Monothelitism, where pretty much all humans are destined to be part of the divine will, just that Jesus the man was born with that capability already being part of the divine will of the Word, whereas we have to develop it by abolishing our own human will until it is actually abolished. This also leads to an all-out apocatastasis, that in the end, eventually all human wills will be abolished even by that eternal fire. And so, it's not surprising to find in the history of the Assyrian Church a belief in not merely hopeful, but actual apocatastasis.