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This study argues that Basil of Caesarea develops a nationalist theory of names in response to Eunomius. Basil's theory of names is fundamental to his refutation of Eunomius, establishing a theological methodology and epistemology radically different from that of his opponent. The early Heteroousian theory of names was limited to what one might call a theology of divine predication, which is to say how names operated when they were applied to God. The argument about the Heteroousian theory of names raises a number of questions for further debate. Basil's notionalist theory of names raises a similar set of questions. Though the author also draws upon other parts of his corpus, he derived the main evidence for his theory from his Contra Eunomium. Basil's theory of names may be of interest to those not specifically concerned with historical theology.

Keywords: Basil's notionalist theory of names; Eunomius; Heteroousian theory of names



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