Homoousian
Homoousian Ho`mo*ou"si*an, a. Of or pertaining to the Homoousians, or to the doctrines they held. [1913 Webster]

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  • Homoousian — (from the Greek όμοιοs meaning same and ουσία meaning essence or being) is a technical theological term used in discussion of the Christian understanding of God as Trinity. The Nicene Creed describes Jesus as being homoousian with God the Father… …   Wikipedia

  • Homoousian — Ho mo*ou si*an, n. [Gr. ?; ? the same + ? being, essence, substance.] (Eccl. Hist.) One of those, in the 4th century, who accepted the Nicene creed, and maintained that the Son had the same essence or substance with the Father; opposed to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • homoousian — [hō΄mō o͞o′sē ənhō΄mō o͞o′sē ən] adj. [LL(Ec) homoousianus < LGr(Ec) homoousios, consubstantial < homos, SAME + ousia, essence: see HOMOIOUSIAN] [also H ] Theol. of or holding the teaching that God the Father and God the Son are of the same …   English World dictionary

  • homoousian — noun Etymology: Late Greek homoousios of the same substance, from Greek hom + ousia substance more at homoiousian Date: 1565 an adherent of an ecclesiastical party of the fourth century holding to the doctrine of the Nicene Creed that the Son is… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Homoousian — Homoousianism, n. /hoh moh ooh see euhn, ow , hom oh /, n. 1. a member of a 4th century A.D. church party that maintained that the essence or substance of the Father and the Son is the same (opposed to Heteroousian). adj. 2. of or pertaining to… …   Universalium

  • homoousian — adjective /hɒməʊˈuːzɪən/ Having the same essence or substance, especially with reference to the first and second persons of the Trinity …   Wiktionary

  • homoousian — [ˌhɒməʊ u:sɪən, aʊ , z , ˌhəʊməʊ ] (also homousian) noun historical a person who held that God the Father and God the Son are of the same substance. Compare with homoiousian. Origin C16: via eccles. L. homousianus, from Gk homoousios, from homos… …   English new terms dictionary

  • homoousian — I. a. Of the same nature, of identical essence or substance. II. n. Believer in the identity of the substance of the Father and the Son …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • homoousian — homo·ou·sian …   English syllables

  • Homoousian — Ho•mo•ou•si•an [[t]ˌhoʊ moʊˈu si ən, ˈaʊ , ˌhɒm oʊ [/t]] n. 1) rel a member of a 4th century a.d. church party that maintained that the essence or substance of the Father and the Son is the same 2) rel of or pertaining to the Homoousians or their …   From formal English to slang

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