Homoousian meaning

hōmō-o͝osē-ən, -zē-
A Christian supporting the Council of Nicaea's Trinitarian doctrine that Jesus, as Son of God, is consubstantial with God the Father.
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(theol.) Of or holding the teaching that God the Father and God the Son are of the same nature.
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An adherent of this teaching.
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Having the same essence or substance, especially with reference to the first and second persons of the Trinity.
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(historical) One of those, in the 4th century, who accepted the Nicene Creed and maintained that the Son had the same essence or substance with the Father.
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Origin of homoousian

  • Late Latin homoūsiānus from homoūsius of same substance from Greek homoousios homo- homo- ousiā substance Homoiousian

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek ὁμοούσιος (homoousios), from ὁμο (homo, “same”) + ουσία (ousia, “essence”).

    From Wiktionary