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Homoousian vs. Homoiousian

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Homoousianadjective

Having the same essence or substance, especially with reference to the first and second persons of the Trinity

Homoiousianadjective

having a similar but not identical essence, especially with reference to the first and second persons of the Trinity

Homoousiannoun

(historical) 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.

Homoiousiannoun

(historical) One of the Semi-Arians of the 4th century who held that the Son was of like, but not the same, essence or substance with the Father.

Homoousiannoun

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 homoiousian.

Homoiousiannoun

One of the semi-Arians of the 4th century, who held that the Son was of like, but not the same, essence or substance with the Father; - opposed to homoousian.

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Homoousianadjective

Of or pertaining to the Homoousians, or to the doctrines they held.

Homoiousianadjective

Of or pertaining to Homoiousians, or their belief.

Homoiousian

Homoiousios (Greek: ὁμοιούσιος from ὅμοιος, hómoios, and οὐσία, ousía, ) is a Christian theological term, coined in the 4th century by a distinctive group of Christian theologians who held the belief that God the Son was of a similar, but not identical, essence (or substance) with God the Father. Homoiousianism arose as an attempt to reconcile two opposite teachings, homoousianism and homoianism.

‘similar’; ‘essence, being’;

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