Early Church History 36
Bright Lights of the Eighth Generation
Saint Basil the Great, Saint Gregory of Nazianzus, Saint Gregory of Nyssa, Saint Hiliary of Poitiers, Saint Ambrose, Saint Jerome, Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, Saint John Chrysostom, Saint Augustine and Rufinus of Aquileia, John Cassian, Epiphanus of Salamis
Cappadocians "In this splendid triad the theological work of Athanasius found its continuation and reached its climax." Quasten.
Council of Nicea, Council of Constantinople
Pope Benedict XVI's address at Regensburg
Basil, 330 at Cappadocian Caesarea
Saint Macrina the Elder
Saints Basil, Gregory, Peter of Sebaste, Macrina the Younger
bishop, Metropolitan, Exarch
Emperor Valens, Prefect Modestus
Emperor Theodosius: Second Ecumenical Council of Constantinople, 381
homo - ousion
modalism, sabellianism, God-as-Peter-Sellers
Orthodox Christian Faith regarding Christ is that he is fully God and fully man, while holding that God is one, Father , Son (Christ) and Holy Spirit
Saint Athanasius: homo - ousion. Logos was one in being with the Father.
Does that mean, Hellenists question, that the Logos is the Father?
Eusebians: it is clearer to say that the Logos is like in being to the Father: homo - oision
Athanasiuis: God is one hypostasis (being) and three hypostases (beings)
ousia = the essense (esse) the substance of God
hypostasis = that essence in a particular mode or manner as in an individual person
Greek hypostasis = Latin Persona
So ousia is what is common, shared, that is Godhead while hypostasis is seen in the eternal properties "in the special property of Fatherhood, Sonship or the power to sanctify."
Sabillius: prosopon to describe the modes of God
Basil on Sabellius: For, he said, that the same God, being one in matter, was metamorphosed, as the need of the moment required, and spoken of now as Father, now as Son, and now as Holy Spirit."
Gregory of Naziansus, Arianzum
Bishop of Sasima
Five Orations on the Divinity of the Logos
Emperor Theodotius and the Catholics
May 381, Patriarch of Constantinople at Second Ecumenical Council
"the doctrine of relations" "There is complete identity among the three divine Persons except for the relations of origin."
the Christ? rejects the Logos-Sarx Theology, embraces a Logos-Somos Christology. Thus, Jesus Christ is Logos-God and fully Man (body and soul, a human soul), not just a God possessing a human body.
Theotokos: Mary is the mother of Jesus, but also the Mother of the Christ, but also the Mother of God.
Council of Ephesus
Gregory of Nyssa, brother of Basil