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Hilary of Poitiers on the Trinity: From De Fide to De Trinitate

Carl Beckwith

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199551644
eISBN:
9780191720789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551644.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Hilary of Poitiers (c300–368), who was instrumental in shaping the development of pro-Nicene theology in the West, combined two separate works, a treatise on faith (De Fide) and a treatise against ... More


Early Pro–Nicene Campaigns: Hilary of Poitiers and Eusebius of Vercelli

Daniel H. Williams

in Ambrose of Milan and the End of the Arian-Nicene Conflicts

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198264644
eISBN:
9780191682735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264644.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter focuses on two leading personalities who were largely responsible for bringing about the west's opposition to Homoian theology: Hilary of Poitiers and Eusebius of Vercelli. It discusses ... More


The Latin West

Edward A. Siecienski

in The Filioque: History of a Doctrinal Controversy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195372045
eISBN:
9780199777297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372045.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Although a few important elements remain shrouded in mystery, the history of the filioque in the West is a relatively well documented phenomenon. Although there are a few scattered references to the ... More


 Christus Orans?: A Praying God?

Kevin Madigan

in The Passions of Christ in High-Medieval Thought: An Essay on Christological Development

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195322743
eISBN:
9780199785407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322743.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In the tenth book of De Trinitate, Hilary of Poitiers gave extended consideration to the motive and meaning of three prayers from the passion narrative: “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup ... More


Leo's Theological Development, 441–5

Bernard Green

in The Soteriology of Leo the Great

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199534951
eISBN:
9780191715990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534951.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The subsequent four cycles of sermons showed the refinement and development of Leo's thought as he sought to coordinate the divine and human natures of Christ into a coherent soteriology. The ... More


What Flesh Is This?

Stephen H. Webb

in Jesus Christ, Eternal God: Heavenly Flesh and the Metaphysics of Matter

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199827954
eISBN:
9780199919468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827954.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Robert Jenson has argued that Jesus Christ is eternal, and this chapter demonstrates how Heavenly Flesh Christology can honor that claim. Unfortunately, Heavenly Flesh Christology has received little ... More


The Beginnings of Rapprochement

Lewis Ayres

in Nicaea and its Legacy: An Approach to Fourth-Century Trinitarian Theology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780198755067
eISBN:
9780191602788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198755066.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Begins by discussing the relations between Church and Emperor between 360 and 378. The period as a whole is marked by a gradual coalescing of a ‘pro-Nicene’ theological position in which different ... More


  Christus Nesciens?: Was Christ Ignorant of the Day of Judgment?

Kevin Madigan

in The Passions of Christ in High-Medieval Thought: An Essay on Christological Development

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195322743
eISBN:
9780199785407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322743.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Arian writers made much of the blunt admission by Jesus that he was ignorant of the Day of Judgment. This chapter examines orthodox responses to the charge that this was proof of the inferiority ... More


Hilary of Poitiers

Gerald P. Boersma

in Augustine's Early Theology of Image: A Study in the Development of Pro-Nicene Theology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190251369
eISBN:
9780190251444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251369.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, History of Christianity

Hilary of Poitiers builds his image Christology on the foundation of the anti-Monarchian theology of Tertullian and Novatian. Important to these early Latin theologians is that Christ, the eternal ... More


Divine Generation and Human Potentiality

Jarred A. Mercer

in Divine Perfection and Human Potentiality: The Trinitarian Anthropology of Hilary of Poitiers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190903534
eISBN:
9780190903565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190903534.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter 1 demonstrates that divine generation is the beginning of Hilary of Poitiers’s trinitarian anthropology. This chapter frames the discussion of divine generation within the boundaries of early ... More


Introduction

Jarred A. Mercer

in Divine Perfection and Human Potentiality: The Trinitarian Anthropology of Hilary of Poitiers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190903534
eISBN:
9780190903565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190903534.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The Introduction presents the central argument of the book and the rationale behind it. This involves placing the argument in conversation with past and current scholarship on Hilary of Poitiers, and ... More


Introduction

Isabella Image

in The Human Condition in Hilary of Poitiers: The Will and Original Sin between Origen and Augustine

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198806646
eISBN:
9780191844171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806646.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter sets Hilary in his contemporary context, firstly presenting his life and then examining the currents of thought of his time. In particular, the circumstances and issues of the ... More


Augustine's Early Theology of Image: A Study in the Development of Pro-Nicene Theology

Gerald P. Boersma

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190251369
eISBN:
9780190251444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251369.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, History of Christianity

This book examines Augustine’s early theology of the imago dei, prior to his ordination (386–391). The book makes the case that Augustine’s early thought is a significant departure from Latin ... More


Divine Perfection and Human Potentiality: The Trinitarian Anthropology of Hilary of Poitiers

Jarred A. Mercer

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190903534
eISBN:
9780190903565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190903534.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

No figure of fourth-century Christianity seems to be both so well known and clouded in mystery as Hilary of Poitiers. His invaluable position historically is unquestioned, but the coherence and ... More


Conclusion: A Hope Greater Than Expected

Jarred A. Mercer

in Divine Perfection and Human Potentiality: The Trinitarian Anthropology of Hilary of Poitiers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190903534
eISBN:
9780190903565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190903534.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The Conclusion provides a summary of the arguments of each chapter and shows how they cohere in Hilary of Poitiers’s trinitarian anthropology. In his autobiographical section of De Trinitate Hilary ... More


The Human Condition in Hilary of Poitiers: The Will and Original Sin between Origen and Augustine

Isabella Image

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198806646
eISBN:
9780191844171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806646.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The mid-fourth-century bishop Hilary of Poitiers is better known for his Trinitarian works and theology, but this book assesses his view of the human condition using his commentaries in particular. ... More


“Woe to You, World, for You are Perishing!”: Early Donatists at the End of the Age

Jesse A. Hoover

in The Donatist Church in an Apocalyptic Age

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198825517
eISBN:
9780191864124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825517.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chapter 3 focuses on apocalyptic motifs which are present in Donatist writings from the early years of the schism. This was a period bracketed by two persecutions; that of Constantine, which ended ... More


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