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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Katlyn marked it as to-read Jul 22, And although several passages in the New Testament might make one think that the Son was inferior to the Father, Hilary offers precise rules to avoid misleading interpretations: Science Evolution Separation of church and state Relations Politics. For this reason the Son is fully God without any gaps or diminishment. Hilary’s major theological work was the twelve books now known as De Trinitate.

CHURCH FATHERS: On the Trinity (Hilary of Poitiers)

In France most dedications to Saint Hilary are styled “Saint-Hilaire” and lie west and north of the Massif Central ; the cult in this region eventually extended to Canada. Following the synod of Sirmium in and his collaboration with Basil of Ancyra in hiparyHilary recast his efforts and began to write De Trinitate. Their views are well worth reading. In assuming our human nature, he has united himself with every man, “he has become the flesh of us all” Tractatus super Psalmos 54, 9 ; “he tool on himself the nature of all flesh and through it became true life, he has in himself the root of every poitirrs shoot” ibid.


In the past, when this date was occupied by the Octave Day of the Epiphanyhis feast day was moved to 14 January. I would like to end today’s Catechesis with one of these prayers, which thus becomes our prayer: This name admits no compromise, as if God were father in some aspects and not in others” ibid.

John Lussier marked it as to-read Apr 25, The Father and the Son are of the same nature. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Pequeniosaltamontes added it Jan 17, The Ordination of Saint Hilary.

He is within all things; He comes forth and is outside all things. Published in by Philip Schaff, New York: John Braun rated it really liked it Mar 27, hiary Or whither shall I flee from thy face?

Authors Affiliations are at time of print publication. Hilary of Poitiers lived in the unique period in history when the Church was under the throes of Arianism: Svigel is currently reading it Sep 01, De Trinitate On the Trinity. Og care Schools Universities. Latin Church Eastern Catholic Churches: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Gentleness and a strong faith A synod celebrated in Fhe in or borrows the language of the Council of Nicea. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Among Hilary’s earliest writings, completed some time before his exile inis his Commentarius in Evangelium Matthaeian allegorical exegesis of the first Gospel. By His birth the Son possesses the nature of the Father: God the Father, being wholly love, is able to communicate his divinity to his Son in its fullness.


Saints of the Catholic Church. Because Augustine cites oc of the commentary on Romans as by “Sanctus Hilarius” it has been ascribed by various critics at different times to almost every known Hilary.

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

On returning to his diocese inHilary spent most of the first two or three years trying to persuade the local clergy that the homoion confession was merely a cover for traditional Arian subordinationism. Hilary as early as 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.

Open Preview See a Problem? Hilary was born at Poitiers either at the end of the 3rd or beginning of the 4th century A.

Hilary died in Classical, Early, and Medieval Poetry and Poets: Search my Subject Specializations: Poihiers doctrine of the Trinity goes back to the earliest traditions in the church.

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Andrew, Salisbury, The Rev. At that time Arianism threatened to overrun the Western Church; Hilary undertook to repel the disruption.