Definition of Homoiousian

1. n. One of the semi-Arians of the 4th century, who held that the Son was of like, but not the same, essence or substance with the Father; -- opposed to homoousian.



2. a. Of or pertaining to Homoiousians, or their belief.

Definition of Homoiousian

1. Adjective. having a similar but not identical essence, especially with reference to the first and second persons of the Trinity ¹

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Definition of Homoiousian

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Homoiousian

homoiconicity
homoimerous
homoio-
homoiohydric
homoiophone
homoiophones
homoiophony
homoioplasia
homoioptota
homoioptoton
homoiosis
homoiotherm
homoiothermal
homoiothermic
homoiotherms
homoiousian (current term)
homoiousians
homojunction
homokaryon
homokaryotic
homokeratoplasty
homokinetic
homolactic
homolactic fermentation
homolateral
homolaterally
homolecithal egg
homoleptic
homolignane
homolignanes

Literary usage of Homoiousian

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1. The Last Athenian by Viktor Rydberg (1883)
"use they had gained a frightful proficiency by a life of battles. The homoiousian priest's unexpected visit to Sunium seemed to the colonists the ..."

2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"GEORGE OF LAODICEA: Bishop of Laodicea in Syria, one of the leaders of the homoiousian party; b. in Alexandria; d. between 360 and 363. ..."

3. A History of the Christian Church by Williston Walker (1918)
"To the wing of the homoiousian party which refused to regard the Spirit as fully God—the so-called Macedonians— he offered strenuous opposition. ..."

4. A Source Book for Ancient Church History: From the Apostolic Age to the by Joseph Cullen Ayer (1913)
"Hilary was of great importance in the Arian controversy in bringing the homoiousian party of the East and the Nicene party of the West to an agreement. ..."

5. Commentary to the Germanic Laws and Mediaeval Documents by Leo Wiener (1915)
"... the side of the homoiousian formula, that is, because of the use of ibns and ... and homoiousian formulae, and that these terms refer to the honor due ..."

6. The History of the Christian Church During the First Ten Centuries from Its by Philip Smith (1879)
"The homoiousian bishops having held a council at Lampsacus, ... on their signing the homoiousian confession with the interpretation of the word as ..."

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