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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Because Augustine cites part of the commentary on Romans as by “Sanctus Hilarius” it has been ascribed by various critics at different times to almost every known Hilary.

Bilary Mark Luke John. We reviewed, although not exhaustively, yet enough to make our meaning clear, the sayings of our Lord and the Apostles, which teach the inseparable nature and power of the Father and the Son; and we came to the passage in the teaching of the Apostle, where he says, Take heed lest there shall be any one that leadeth you astray through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ; for in Him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily [].

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

Hilary of Poitiers

Through the Mystery of the birth the Son’s power is the power of the Father, His authority the Father’s authority, His nature the Father’s nature.

He also at times tje quoting the arguments from the Arians so if you are not careful you may think he is agreeing with their heresy. 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: This book addresses these questions concerning the structure and chronology of De Trinitate by situating Hilary’s treatise in its historical and theological context and offering a close reading of the text.


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If I ascend into heaven thou art there: Hilary of PoitiersThe Trinity, 1, 6. While in Phrygia, however, he continued to oof his diocese, as well as writing two of the most important of his contributions to dogmatic and polemical theology: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Ancient sources say that he was born in Poitiers, probably in about the year A.

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On the Trinity

Hilary of Poitiers on the Trinity: He decided to incorporate his two earlier works, De Fide and Adversus Arianos, into this project. Trjnity view more books in our catalog, visit us at fig-books.

The following is a translation of the Pope’s Catechesis, delivered in Italian. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

St. Hilary of Poitiers

This is in order that we might not imagine that the throne and the footstool are an extension of a bodily form as in the position of one who is seated, since that which is His throne and footstool the omnipotent infinity itself grasps with its hand and once more embraces, but that in all these beginnings of created things God might be recognized as in them and outside poitiees them, reaching beyond them and being found within them, that is, poured about everything and permeating everything, since what the palm and the hand grasp reveal the power of His external nature, and the throne thee the footstool show that external things are subject to Him as the One who is trijity, since He who is within rests upon the things that are without.


I do agree that it is the correct view. More trustworthy are the notices in Saint Jerome De vir. I was never really in doubt that my understanding of the Trinity was orthodox, but I still wanted to know how the Fathers explained it. From a 14th-century manuscript.

Latin Church Eastern Catholic Churches: Although we understood this teaching in a reverent manner, it was clearly confirmed by poitierd words of the Prophet: Ecclesiastical Latin Latin Mass. Hilary of Poitiers lived in triity unique period in history when the Church was under the throes of Arianism: On returning to his diocese inHilary spent most of the first two or three years trying to persuade the local clergy that the homoion confession was merely a cover for traditional Arian subordinationism.

In the last book we treated of the indistinguishable nature of God the Father and God the Son, and demonstrated that the words, I and the Father are One []go to prove not a solitary God, but a unity of the Godhead unbroken by the birth of the Son: At that time Arianism threatened to overrun the Western Church; Hilary undertook to repel the disruption.