Hilary of Poitiers, (AD – AD) is one of the more obscure fathers as he gets very little mention from the other fathers of this period. Hilary of Poitiers, John of Damascus by Philip Schaff. NPNF The Life and Writings of St. Hilary of Poitiers. De Trinitate or On the Trinity. Hilary of Poitiers was Bishop of Poitiers and is a Doctor of the Church. He was sometimes .. Carl Beckwith, Hilary of Poitiers on the Trinity: From De Fide to De Trinitate (New York and Oxford, ). This article incorporates text from a.

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In the last book we treated of the indistinguishable nature of God the Father and God the Son, and demonstrated that the words, I and the Father are One []go to prove not a solitary God, but a unity of pooitiers Godhead unbroken by the birth of the Son: To this end he began to draft his own best-known and most important dogmatic work: I find particularly beautiful the following formula of St.

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St. Hilary of Poitiers

The following is a translation of the Pope’s Catechesis, delivered in Italian. Baptized in abouthe was elected Bishop of his native city around Hilary also attended several synods during his time in exile, including the council at Seleucia which saw the triumph of the homoion party and the forbidding poitiesr all discussion of the divine substance.


David Alexander marked it as to-read Feb 27, By Ateneo Pontificio “Regina Apostolorum”. He was sometimes referred to as the “Hammer of the Arians ” Latin: Svigel is currently reading it Sep 01, On the Trinity by Hilary of Poitiers. Doctors of the Catholic Church.

Published in by Philip Schaff, New York: This was composed largely during his exile, though perhaps not completed until his return to Gaul in Hilary died in For it did not consider any other thing worthy of God than that He is so far beyond the power of comprehension that the more the infinite spirit would endeavor to encompass Him to any degree, even though it be by an arbitrary assumption, the more the infinity of a measureless eternity would surpass the entire infinity of the nature that pursues it.

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Hilary of Poitiers on the Trinity: From De Fide to De Trinitate – Oxford Scholarship

Latin Church Eastern Catholic Churches: About the same time, Hilary wrote to Emperor Constantius II a remonstrance against the persecutions by which the Arians had sought to crush their opponents Ad Constantium Augustum liber primusof which the most probable date is Not daring to deny the words themselves, these false teachers, in the mask of religion, corrupt the sense of the words. The doctrine of the co-equal Trinity has been the orthodox view since the time of the Nicene Fathers.

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Among his contributions to Catholic life, St. Now extant are the commentaries on Psalms 1, 2, 9, 13, 14,91, and The De trinitate libri XIIcomposed in andwas the first successful expression in Latin of that Council’s theological subtleties originally elaborated in Greek. Index Outline Lists of Catholics.


Authors Affiliations are at time of print publication. Emperor Valentinian I accordingly summoned Hilary to Milan to there maintain his charges.

In the years that followed, Hilary wrote his first work, Commentary on St. I am currently reading Augustine’s work on the Trinity as well. Classical, Early, and Medieval World History: Debbie marked it as to-read Dec 27, Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Give us that wisdom of always being humble before You and before others, so that we may imitate Your Son, who humbled Himself by taking on our human condition in all except sin, who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit for ever and ever, Amen.

Classical, Early, and Medieval Plays and Playwrights: Hilary of Poitiers, one of the important episcopal figures of the fourth century. In De TrinitateHilary writes: James Nickel is currently reading it Apr 20, Sancti Tomma added it May 17, If I ascend into heaven thou art there: Robert Luff marked it as to-read Aug 03,