Homoiousian

Homoiousian

[hoh-moi-oo-see-uhn, -ou-]
noun
1.
a member of a 4th-century a.d. church party that maintained that the essence of the Son is similar to, but not the same as, that of the Father.
adjective
2.
relating to the Homoiousians or their doctrine.

Origin:
1725–35; < Late Greek homoioúsi(os) of like substance (homoi- homoio- + ousí(a) substance, essence + -os adj. suffix) + -an

Homoiousianism, noun
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Homoiousian (ˌhəʊmɔɪˈuːsɪən, -ˈaʊ-, ˌhɒm-)
 
n
1.  Compare Homoousian a Christian who believes that the Son is of like (and not identical) substance with the Father
 
adj
2.  of or relating to the Homoiousians
 
[C18: from Late Greek homoiousios of like substance, from Greek homoio- like + ousia nature]
 
Homoi'ousianism
 
n

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