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not prominent for Council of Nicea but becomes wildly popular after when he is olderleader of Nicene teachings in decades that followodefender of 27 book NT Canonocreation is ex nihilo (lack of existence, from nothing)oonly god is eternal, by not having a beginning you can’t be eternalyour being is depended on god’s beingohumans, who are created to reflect the image of god, participate in god’s eternal natureoour sin broke the image, and now we are disintegrating into nothingaccording to Athanasius we are sinning so we are disintegrating into where we came fromwhich is nothingoonly arecreationin the image of god can restore usojesus, the son is the only one who can recreate us in the image and save us from the nothingnessjesus recreates us into the image of god from being savedowhat is Christian salvation?2ndpeter 1:4; if you escape from the corruption of the world then you can become aparticipant in the divine nature of god (being united with the creator of everything)Divinization- union with god (not becoming god but become one with god)if jesus Christ saves us and the holy spirit joins us to Christ then Christ and the sprit are godo4 councils: hashing out of all the problems in the east, in the west there is a solid idea ofChristianity of how the holy spirit is equal and divine
Know who they are (the Cappadocians)othree siblings and a friend: siblings: Marcina the Teacher, Basil the Great, Gregory of Nyssa andthe friend, Gregory of NazianzusoMarcina the Teacher:Asceticolder sisterwhat did monasticism offer women?there is a life outside out reproduction and birth or care of a baby, and they can be moreinvolved in Christianitymonasticism- denial of all humanely desires, pleasure in food, sexual desire, etc.taught her brothers who became some of the greatest thinkers of the Christian churchoBasil the great (of Caesarea)OusiaandhypostasesSubstance or beingUses them to not be synonymsHave always been synonyms both translated into Latin as substania (substance)Basil, and the rest of cap use these differentlyGod is three individual Hypostases (father, son and spirit) that participate in one Ousia(divine essence)Hard for the Latin west to understand- but eventually acceptedoGregory of NazianzusFather, son and holy spirit are terms of relationAlso implies that the father is before the son and the son is supposed to be eternallyexistingThis idea usually leads to subordinationismThat the son is lesser than the fatherThe paintings of an old man, or the father is heresy because jesus is supposed to be theimage of god and he is invisible; the son is the image of god; these paintings anddepictions are falseHe avoided subordinationism by limiting the conversation to originThey’re trying to stop the conversation about the father being a human and how the son islesser when they are supposed to be equal and all godHe is not guilty of subordinationism because he avoided itoGregory of NyssaMystic‘elevated’ Greek philosophical ideas (platonic)

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Christianity, Christology, Trinity, God in Christianity, First Council of Nicaea, Justin Martyr Tertullian

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