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

He was sometimes referred to as the “Hammer of the Arians ” Latin: Amen” De Trinitate 21, Return to Book Page. To ask other readers questions about On the Trinityplease sign up.

Ancient sources say that he was born in Poitiers, probably in about the year A. He saw in all the Psalms this transparency of the mystery of Christ and of his Body which is the Church. Martin on various occasions: The Oxford dictionary of saints 4. Hilary of PoitiersThe Trinity, 1, 6. Catholicism portal Book Category. Christian Fauerso marked it as to-read Feb 03, While He thus possesses and is possessed, He is not included in anything nor is He not in all things. His liturgical Memorial is celebrated on 13 January.

Subscriber Login Email Address. Belisarios Digenis marked it as to-read Oct 05, Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. More recently several scholars have suggested that political tne to Constantius and support of the usurper Silvanus may have led to Hilary’s exile. Hilary was born at Poitiers either at the end of the 3rd or beginning of the 4th century A.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Joel Argo marked it as to-read Dec 02, Hilary as trinitj as These revisions and textual alterations have never before been acknowledged in the scholarship on De Trinitate. On the Trinity by Hilary of Poitiers.

My mind, intent on the study of truth, took hiilary in these most pious teachings about God. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Augustine of Hippo called him “the illustrious doctor of the churches”, and his works continued to be highly influential in later centuries.

Books by Hilary of Poitiers.

For it did not consider any other thing worthy of God than that He is so far beyond the power of comprehension that the more the infinite spirit ttinity endeavor to encompass Him to any degree, even though it be by an arbitrary assumption, the more the infinity of a measureless eternity would surpass the entire infinity poitiefs the nature that pursues it. This too seems to me to be characteristic: Hilary is the pre-eminent Latin writer of the 4th century before Ambrose.

This page was ttrinity edited on 7 Decemberat These include the Liber II ad Constantium imperatoremthe Liber in Constantium inperatoremContra Arianos vel Auxentium Mediolanensem liberand the various documents relating to the Arian controversy in Fragmenta historica. He received a good pagan education, [5] which included a high level of Greek.

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

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On the Trinity by Hilary of Poitiers

Latin Church Eastern Catholic Churches: Archived from the original on Robert Luff marked it as fo Aug 03, Christian Literature Publishing Co. 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.


Thus, a number of synods in Gaul condemneded the creed promulgated at Council of Ariminium To sum up the essentials poiiers his doctrine, I would like to say that Hilary found the starting point for his theological reflection in baptismal faith. This book is really good. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Hilaire de Poitiers. 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: Various writings comprise Hilary’s ‘historical’ works.

In the Roman calendar of saints, Hilary’s feast day is on 13 January, 14 January in the pre form of the calendar. We reviewed, although not exhaustively, yet triniyt 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 [].

This was precisely his gift: