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Manichaeism. It was on account of its Gnostic/Manichaeist connotation that the term homoousios was probably not employed by the exponents of a trinitarian theology of identification (Monarchianism) to descri...

In: Religion Past and Present Online

(µέρος αὐτοῦ τῆς οὐσίας), it seemed right to us to assent. We ourselves therefore concurred in this exposition; nor do we cavil at the word “ homoousios ” having regard to peace, and fearing to lose a right understanding of the matter. On the same grounds we admitted also the expression “begotten, not

In: Vigiliae Christianae
In: Christian Faith and Greek Philosophy in Late Antiquity
In: Human Nature in Gregory of Nyssa

not fit the philosophical standards. 48 He does not see, like Bavinck, that the confession of Jesus as God, who is homoousios to the Father, is the core of Athanasius’s thought. This confession is the basis of the doctrine of the Trinity. 49 It is not a philosophical discourse gone awry

In: Church History and Religious Culture
Author: Pak-Wah Lai

Father, Son and Holy Spirit as three distinct hypostases .” More importantly, the Eusebians “distrusted the language of the Nicene Council and above all the term homoousios , which they believed implied a materialist and modalist conception of God.” 22 This is also why they regarded Marcellus of

In: Scrinium
In Ignatius of Antioch and the Arian Controversy, Paul R. Gilliam III contends that the legacy of the second-century martyr Ignatius of Antioch was one battleground upon which Nicene and Non-Nicene personalities fought for their understanding of the relationship of the Son to the Father. It is well-know that Ignatius’ views continued to live on into the fourth century via the long recension of his letters. Gilliam, however, shows that there was much more to Ignatius’ fourth-century presence than the Ignatian long recension.
Essays in Tribute to Christopher George Stead in Celebration of his Eightieth Birthday 9th April 1993
This volume is a collection of thirteen essays offered in dedication to Professor C.G. Stead on his 80th birthday. Their theme is the philosophy underlying the presentation of Christian teaching in Late Antiquity.
The essays deal with individual theologians (Augustine, Ambrose, Dionysius the Areopagite, Gregory of Nyssa), with ideological background (Christian and Roman universalism), and with the discussion of particular texts.
A bibliography and brief appreciation of Professor Stead's contribution to Patristic studies are included.

contrast to ὁμοούσιος/homoousios = of the same substance; Homoousios, Homoeans) as a description of the relation of God the Father to the Logos/Son in the Trinity. Today, the neutral “Homoiousian” has replace...

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