anhypostasis

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀνῠπόστᾰσῐς (anupóstasis, unsubstantiality), from ἀν- (an-, not) +‎ ὑπόστᾰσῐς (hupóstasis, substance). Surface analysis: an- (not) +‎ hypostasis (the singular person of Christ).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌænhaɪpəʊˈsteɪsɪs/

Noun[edit]

anhypostasis

  1. (Can we clean up(+) this sense?) A theologoumenon maintaining that the logos' human nature - a general humanity - did not subsist apart from the divine nature.
  2. (Can we clean up(+) this sense?) A theory characterizing Jesus as an eternal divine person with a related divine nature that "incarnates" via conjoining with an impersonal human nature as opposed to a man.

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