Origen, Greek Philosophy, and the Birth of the Trinitarian Meaning of Hypostasis*

  title={Origen, Greek Philosophy, and the Birth of the Trinitarian Meaning of Hypostasis*},
  author={Ilaria L.E. Ramelli},
  journal={Harvard Theological Review},
  pages={302 - 350}
  • I. Ramelli
  • Published 1 July 2012
  • Philosophy
  • Harvard Theological Review
Origen, far from being a precursor of “Arianism,” as he was depicted during the Origenist controversy and is often still misrepresented today, was the main inspirer of the Nicene-Cappadocian line.1 The Trinitarian formulation of this line, which was represented above all by Gregory of Nyssa, is that God is one and the same nature or essence in three individual substances and that the Son is to the Father. Indeed, the three members of the Trinity share in the same 2 This formulation was followed… 
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