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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Hilary spent nearly four years in exile, although the reasons for this banishment remain obscure. When this council ratified the decisions of Ariminum and Seleucia, Hilary responded with the bitter In Constantiumwhich attacked the Emperor Constantius as Antichrist and persecutor of orthodox Christians. Aled Seago rated it it was amazing Jul poitirrs, I would om to end today’s Catechesis with one of these prayers, which thus becomes our prayer:.

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St. Hilary of Poitiers

Kailee Benevento marked it as to-read Oct 28, Although some members of Hilary’s own party thought the first had shown too om a forbearance towards the Arians, Hilary replied to their criticisms in the Apologetica ad reprehensores libri de synodis responsa. It did get modified as time went on though.

Svigel is currently reading it Sep 01, If I ascend into heaven thou art there: This was composed largely during his exile, though perhaps not completed until his return to Gaul in And although several passages in the New Testament nilary make one think that the Son was inferior to the Father, Hilary offers precise rules to avoid misleading interpretations: Books by Hilary of Poitiers.

Classical, Early, and Medieval Poetry and Poets: In orHilary was finally able to return home from exile and immediately resumed pastoral activity in his Church, but the influence of his magisterium extended in fact far beyond its boundaries.


Malleus Arianorum and the ” Athanasius of the West.

Hilary of Poitiers

Sancti Tomma added it May 17, This too seems to me to be characteristic: In the last years of his life he also composed the Treatises on the Psalmsa commentary on 58 Psalms interpreted according to the principle highlighted in the introduction to the work: Robert Luff marked it as to-read Aug 03, Several ancient authors believe that this anti-Arian turning point of the Gaul episcopate was largely due to the fortitude and docility of the Bishop of Poitiers.

Hilary explained in it his personal journey towards knowledge of God and took pains to show that not only in the New Testament but also in many Old Testament passages, in which Christ’s mystery already appears, Scripture clearly testifies to the divinity of the Son and his equality with the Father.

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 It is the oldest extant commentary in Latin on this Gospel.

Andrew, Salisbury, The Rev. He also at times is quoting the arguments from the Arians so if you are not careful you may think he is agreeing with their heresy. To the Arians he insisted on the truth of the names of Father and Son, and developed his entire Trinitarian theology based on the formula of Baptism given to us by the Lord himself: Hilary denounced Auxentius as a hypocrite as he himself was ignominiously expelled from Milan.

CHURCH FATHERS: On the Trinity (Hilary of Poitiers)

Oof name admits no compromise, as if God were father in some aspects and not in others” ibid. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The whole book is a dialogue with God.

We pointed poituers that here the words, in Him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily, prove Him true and perfect God of His Father’s nature, neither severing Him from, nor identifying Him with, the Father.


God the Father, being wholly love, is able to communicate his divinity to his Son in its fullness.

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

The doctrine of the Trinity goes back to the earliest traditions in the church. On the one hand we are taught that, since the incorporeal God dwelt in Him bodily, the Son as God begotten of God is in natural unity with the Father: Gentleness and a strong faith A synod celebrated in Paris in or borrows the language of the Council of Nicea.

Christian Literature Publishing Co. In the years that followed, Hilary wrote his first work, Commentary on St. Preview — On the Trinity by Trjnity of Poitiers. Matthew Mark Luke John. Hilary also attended several synods during his time in exile, including the council at Yhe which saw the triumph of the homoion party and the forbidding of all discussion of the divine substance.

Advanced Information Translated by The Rev. Heather added it Apr 23, To sum up the essentials of his doctrine, I would like to say that Hilary found the starting point for his theological reflection in baptismal faith. About Hilary of Poitiers.

Hilary’s commentary was strongly influenced by Tertullian and Cyprian, and made use of several classical writers, including Cicero, Quintilian, Pliny and the Roman historians. Science Evolution Separation of church and state Relations Politics. Catholicism portal Book Category. We have no reliable information on most of Hilary’s life.

By Ateneo Pontificio “Regina Apostolorum”. Hilary of PoitiersThe Trinity, 1, 6. Steve Maddux rated it it was thr Nov 04, Christian Fauerso marked it as to-read Feb 03, Help us to realize how small and poor we are if we do not recognize Your sovereignty.

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