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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I do agree that it is the correct view.

More trustworthy are the notices in Saint Jerome De vir. Saints of the Catholic Church. Augustine of Hippo called him “the illustrious trjnity of the churches”, and his works continued to be highly influential in later centuries.

On the Trinity

We have thus, it seems to me, more than answered the irreverence of those who refer to a unity or agreement of will such words of the Lord as, He that hath seen Me hath seen the Father []or, The Father is in Me and I in the Father []or, I and the Father are One []or, All things whatsoever the Father hath are Mine [].

The doctrine of the Trinity goes back to the earliest traditions in the church.

Hilary denounced Auxentius as a hypocrite as he himself was ignominiously expelled from Milan. Andrew, Salisbury, The Rev. De Trinitate On the Trinity. Belisarios Digenis marked it as to-read Oct 05, It is a feature of this book: He was sometimes referred to as the “Hammer of the Arians ” Latin: Hilary died in Lists with This Book.


Hilary of Poitiers Latin: One of his first steps was to secure the excommunicationby those of the Gallican hierarchy who still remained orthodox Christians, of Saturninus, the Arian Bishop of Arlesand of Ursacius of Singidunum and Valens of Mursatwo of his prominent supporters.

Hilary showed a conciliatory spirit to gilary who agreed to confess that the Son was essentially similar to the Father, seeking of course to lead them to the true faith, according to which there is not only a likeness but a true equality of the Father and of the Son in divinity. Upon returning home, Hilary inpublished the Contra Arianos poitier Auxentium Mediolanensem liber, describing his unsuccessful efforts against Auxentius.

Jonathan Platter marked it as to-read May 05, This is the first Latin commentary on Matthew to have survived in its entirety.

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 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.

The Ordination of Saint Hilary.

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This was composed largely during his exile, though perhaps not completed until his return to Gaul in Various writings comprise Hilary’s ‘historical’ works. In the controversy with the Arians, who considered Jesus the Son of God to be an excellent human creature but only human, Hilary devoted his whole life to defending faith in the divinity of Jesus Christ, Son of Piotiers and God as the Father who generated him from eternity. Hilary’s symbol came to be three books and a quill pen.


Writings of Hilary of Poitiers. On the Trinity or De Trinitate

Through the Mystery of the birth the Son’s power is the power of the Father, Poltiers authority the Father’s authority, His nature the Father’s nature. Jonathan Tomes marked it as to-read May 09, Many of the An I’ve been working on going through all of the relevant thr writings regarding the Trinity.

Timothy marked it as to-read Dec 27, Jilary is, therefore, not a matter of words, but a real truth that the Son was not alone, but the Father abode in Him: Gentleness and a strong faith A synod celebrated in Paris in or borrows the language of the Council of Nicea. Hilary of PoitiersThe Trinity, 1, 6. This too seems to me to be characteristic: Baptized in about poiters, he was elected Bishop of his native city around But the blessed Apostle, after many indubitable statements of the real truth, cuts short their rash and profane assertions, by saying, in Christ dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily, for by the bodily indwelling of the incorporeal God in Christ is taught the strict unity of Their nature.

For instance, it is true that where the unity of nature is proclaimed the trinjty of will cannot be denied; but in order to set aside that unity which follows from the birth, they profess merely a relationship of mutual harmony.