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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


Points of Departure

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:
10.1093/0198755066.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Identifies a number of possible points of departure for considering the fourth century Trinitarian controversies and discusses three of them: the story of controversy in Alexandria between Arius and ... More


Confusion and Controversy: AD 325–340

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:
10.1093/0198755066.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Initially focuses on the council and creed of Nicaea. Sketches the course of the discussion at the council and asks if the creed was intended as a universal standard of faith. The middle sections of ... More


Shaping the Alternatives: AD 350–360

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:
10.1093/0198755066.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Considers the period between 350 and 360. It begins with a consideration of the Emperor Constantius II and his influence on this decade. Consideration of his support for the gradually emerging ... More


Basil of Caesarea and the Development of Pro‐Nicene Theology

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:
10.1093/0198755066.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Focuses on Basil of Caesarea as both a key figure in the developments of these years and as a key example of wider theological shifts. Shows how Basil slowly developed towards his mature theological ... More


The Word Homoousios

Christopher Stead

in Divine Substance

Published in print:
1977
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266303
eISBN:
9780191683015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266303.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter focuses on the use of the word homoousios, usually translated as ‘consubstantial’ or ‘coessential’, which appears to have been introduced by Gnostic Christians in the 2nd century. The ... More


Nicaea

Christopher Stead

in Divine Substance

Published in print:
1977
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266303
eISBN:
9780191683015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266303.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter considers the use of the terms ousia and homoousios in the brief period of almost ten years which led up to the Council of Nicea in June 935. The events of this period and the Council ... More


Apathōs Epathen: Patristic Reflection on God, Suffering, and the Cross

Frances Young

in Within the Love of God: Essays on the Doctrine of God in Honour of Paul S. Fiddes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198709565
eISBN:
9780191779794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709565.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

Modern Christian writers often appeal to the suffering of Christ as part of a theodicy, but early Christian writers such as Gregory of Nazianzus, Basil the Great, and John Chrysostom did not appeal ... More


The Early Arian Controversy: Christology in Search of a Mediator

Brian E. Daley, SJ

in God Visible: Patristic Christology Reconsidered

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199281336
eISBN:
9780191746925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199281336.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The controversy over the theology of Arius was really over how to imagine a connection between a wholly transcendent God and the present world. Arius saw in Jesus a mediator, divinely generated to ... More


Rereading the Council of Nicaea and Its Creed

Lincoln H. Blumell

in Standing Apart: Mormon Historical Consciousness and the Concept of Apostasy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199348138
eISBN:
9780199376735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199348138.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter contextualizes the production of the Nicene Creed by examining the primary documentary sources of the Council of Nicaea. LDS members have often cited the Nicene Creed as evidence of ... More


From Preexistent Word to Consubstantial Son: The Arian Controversy

Hugh Nicholson

in The Spirit of Contradiction in Christianity and Buddhism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190455347
eISBN:
9780190455361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190455347.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the role of the rhetoric of Christological maximalism in the ongoing fourth-century debate over the generation of the Son—the so-called Arian controversy. Like the Logos ... More


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