Homoousion

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Etymology[edit]

From Ecclesiastical Ancient Greek ὁμοούσιον ‎(homooúsion), neuter of ὁμοούσιος ‎(homooúsios).

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Homoousion ‎(uncountable)

  1. (theology) The inclusion of the term ὁμοούσιος ‎(homooúsios, of one essence) in the Nicene Creed to describe the principle that the Son is ‘of one substance’ with the Father (as opposed to the Homoiousion).
    • 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin 2010, p. 215:
      The campaign to get rid of the Homoousion from Christian credal statements split the Church in the empire for another half-century and more.