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circumincession

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The reciprocal existence in each other of the three persons of the Trinity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The reciprocal existence in each other of the three persons of the Trinity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In theology, the reciprocal existence in one another of the three persons in the Godhead.

Etymologies

circum- + Latin incedere, incessum, to walk. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Lastly, this is to be especially considered -- that this circumincession of the Divine Persons is indeed a very great mystery, which we ought rather religiously to adore than curiously to pry into.

    NPNF2-09. Hilary of Poitiers, John of Damascus

  • This outcome of the circumincession of the Persons in the Trinity is so far from introducing Sabellianism, that it is of great use, as Petavius has also observed, for (establishing) the diversity of the Persons, and for confuting that heresy.

    NPNF2-09. Hilary of Poitiers, John of Damascus

  • Creed, bk.iv. ch. iv., secs. 13, 14), "the circumincession is most proper and perfect, forasmuch as the Persons mutually contain Each

    NPNF2-09. Hilary of Poitiers, John of Damascus

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