Homoousian

Homoousian

[hoh-moh-oo-see-uhn, -ou-, hom-oh-]
noun
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 ).
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to the Homoousians or their doctrine.

Origin:
1555–65; < Late Greek homooúsi(os) of the same substance (Greek hom(o)- homo- + ousí(a) substance, essence + -os adj. suffix) + -an

Homoousianism, noun
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Homoousian (ˌhəʊməʊˈuːsɪən, -ˈaʊ-, ˌhɒm-)
 
n
1.  Compare Homoiousian a Christian who believes that the Son is of the same substance as the Father
 
adj
2.  of or relating to the Homoousians
 
[C16: from Late Greek homoousios of the same substance, from Greek homo- + ousia nature]
 
Homo'ousianism
 
n

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