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- n. The quality of being consubstantial.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Participation of the same nature; coexistence in the same substance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being consubstantial; existence in the same substance; participation in the same nature: as, the coeternity and consubstantiality of the Son with the Father.
To determine the "consubstantiality" (homoousia) as opposed to the mere "similarity" (homoiousia) of Christ to the Father was the problem, and if Arius prevailed in declaring that Christ was not God the very foundation of the Church might crack and its fall destroy the Empire.
Carl Sagan accepts, as I do, the duality of light, which is at the same time wave and particle, but he thinks that the consubstantiality of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost puts the mystery of the Holy Trinity “in deep trouble.”
It is not necessary here to repeat how Mary was afterwards declared to be the mother of God; how the consubstantiality of the
Disputes on consubstantiality appear very dull to philosophers.
Saviour, and as Judge; but His divinity, His consubstantiality, and even the Trinity, were denied.
When this apostle speaks of Jesus Christ in his epistles, he does not reveal the ineffable mystery of his consubstantiality with
These two councils, corresponding together, undo all that the Council of Nice did, and proscribe the consubstantiality.
Constantine gave the chapels of those who did not believe in the consubstantiality to those who did believe in it; confiscated the property of the dissenters to his own profit, and used his despotic power to exile Arius and his partisans, who were not then the strongest.
Here, gentle reader, carefully observe, that the Gospel says not one syllable of the consubstantiality of the Word, nor of
These six hundred bishops, after four months of contention, unanimously took from Jesus his consubstantiality.
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