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Hilary And The Course Of Pro-Nicene Theology

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The author has pursued the point that Hilary took on a number of new theological categories from his exile, and that these categories form the basis for his mature thought. The author further argues that Hilary's thought developed in large part through his association with Basil of Ancyra. Hilary's doctrine that the names "Father" and "Son" reveal something about the nature of the Godhead helps in understanding the relationship between the two. The foundation of Basil's Trinitarian theology is also the foundation of Hilary's Christology. The forma - dei, forma - servi model was a significant advance, because it allowed him to affirm the unity of Christ's divinity and humanity in the Incarnation. In this brief summary of the entire book, the importance of Basil as the source of, or foil for, Hilary's mature thought, is reiterated. The development of Hilary's thought can be considered a microcosm of the development of Pro-Nicene thinking.

Keywords: Basil; Christology; Father; Hilary; Homoian; Pro-Nicene Theology; Son



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