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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On the Trinity by Hilary of Poitiers

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Military saints Virtuous pagan. We have no reliable information on most of Hilary’s life. 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. Toward that end, he returned to his earlier works and drastically revised their content by adding new prefaces and new gilary and exegetical material to reflect his mature pro-Nicene hilart.

About Hilary of Poitiers. It does not seem that he grew up in a Christian environment. I thought this could be correct, until I read Gregory of Nyssa; after that, I was convinced of the rightness of the co-equal Trinity.

In the past, when this date was occupied by the Octave Day of the Epiphanyhis feast day was moved to 14 January.


From a 14th-century manuscript. Robert Luff marked it as to-read Aug 03, In France most dedications to Saint Hilary are styled “Saint-Hilaire” hiary lie west and north of the Massif Central ; the cult in this region eventually extended to Canada.

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Hilary of Poitiers

Baptized in abouthe was elected Bishop of his native city around Not daring og deny the words themselves, these false teachers, in the mask of religion, corrupt the sense of the words. Although some members of Hilary’s own party thought the first had shown too great a forbearance towards the Arians, Hilary replied to their criticisms in the Apologetica ad reprehensores libri de synodis responsa.

His optional memorial in the General Roman Calendar is 13 January. Ancient sources say that he was born in Poitiers, probably in about the year A. JennanneJ marked it as to-read Jan 04, According to JeromeHilary died in Poitiers in However, the supposed heretic gave satisfactory answers to all the questions proposed.

St. Hilary of Poitiers

Sancti Tomma added it May 17, 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.

Saints of the Catholic Church. He decided to incorporate his two earlier works, De Fide and Adversus Arianos, into this project.


The spring terms of the English and Irish Law Courts and Oxford and Dublin Universities are called the Hilary term since they begin on approximately this date.

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

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 Trintiy []or, I and the Father are One []or, All things whatsoever the Father hath are Mine [].

Amen” De Trinitate 21, We pointed out 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.

Lists with This Book. More recently several scholars have suggested that political opposition to Constantius and support of the usurper Silvanus may have led to Hilary’s exile. And one alone is Our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom all things exist cf.

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