Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In theology: Possessing substantial or personal existence.
  • Possessing or endued with personality by existence in or intimate union with a person.

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  • He rightly asked, with respect to Christian thinking about natures and persons, and terms like enhypostatic and anhypostatic, how any human being could claim to know such things about God.

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  • His human nature that raises up Lazarus from the dead, nor is it His divine power that sheds tears: for the shedding of tears is peculiar to human nature while the life is peculiar to the enhypostatic life.

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  • [1501] The Word enhypostatic, ho Logos enupostatos.

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  • God therefore is Word [1632] essential and enhypostatic: and the other three kinds of word are faculties of the soul, and are not contemplated as having a proper subsistence of their own.

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  • And then was she overshadowed [1954] by the enhypostatic Wisdom and Power of the most high God, the Son of God Who is of like essence with the Father as of Divine seed, and from her holy and most pure blood He formed flesh animated with the spirit of reason and thought, the first-fruits of our compound nature [1955]: not by procreation but by creation through the

    NPNF2-09. Hilary of Poitiers, John of Damascus

  • Lo! the death of Christ, that is, the Cross, clothed us with the enhypostatic wisdom and power of God.

    NPNF2-09. Hilary of Poitiers, John of Damascus

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