hypostasis of Christ

any of the three persons of the Godhead constituting the Trinity especially the person of Christ in which divine and human natures are united
Syn: ↑hypostasis
Godhead, ↑Lord, ↑Creator, ↑Maker, ↑Divine, ↑God Almighty, ↑Almighty, ↑Jehovah
Instance Hyponyms:
Member Holonyms: ↑Trinity, ↑Holy Trinity, ↑Blessed Trinity, ↑Sacred Trinity

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  • HYPOSTASIS — Graece Υ῾πόςτασις, vox in Eccl. Dei frequens: In Symbolo Athanasii occurrit, de Persona, praeeunte Scripturâ, Hebr. c. 1. v. 3. Ubi Christus dicitur χαρακτὴρ τῆς ὑποςτάσεως τȏυ πατρὸς, Character subsistentiae (i. e. personae) Partis, q. d. imago… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • hypostasis — [hī päs′tə sis, hipäs′tə sis] n. pl. hypostases [hī päs′təsēz΄, hi päs′tə sēz΄] [Gr, a supporting, foundation < hyphistanai, to set under, pass, stand under < hypo , under (see HYPO ) + histanai, to STAND, cause to stand] 1. the masking or… …   English World dictionary

  • Hypostasis of the Archons — The Hypostasis of the Archons or The Reality of the Rulers is an exegesis on the Book of Genesis 1 4 and expresses Gnostic concerns of cosmogony and anthropogony, the creation of the cosmos and humanity. The text was found among those included in …   Wikipedia

  • Christ — This article is about the Christian theological role. For other uses, see Christ (disambiguation). The oldest known icon of Christ Pantocrator Saint Catherine s Monastery. The two different facial expressions on either side emphasize Christ s… …   Wikipedia

  • Hypostasis (philosophy) — In Christian usage, the Greek word hypostasis (polytonic|ὑπόστᾰσις) has a complicated and sometimes confusing history, but its literal meaning is that which stands beneath . [See Liddell and Scott s Greek Lexicon [http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi …   Wikipedia

  • hypostasis — noun /hʌɪˈpɒstəsɪs/ a) The essential person, specifically the single person of Christ (as distinguished from his two ‘natures’, human and divine), or of the three ‘persons’ of the Trinity (comprising a single ‘essence’). Physician: I have viewed… …   Wiktionary

  • hypostasis — /huy pos teuh sis, hi /, n., pl. hypostases / seez /. 1. Metaphys. a. something that stands under and supports; foundation. b. the underlying or essential part of anything as distinguished from attributes; substance, essence, or essential… …   Universalium

  • Hypostasis —    Substance or person. The Hypostatic Union is the union of the divine and human natures in the single person (hypostasis) of Jesus Christ …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • hypostasis — hy•pos•ta•sis [[t]haɪˈpɒs tə sɪs, hɪ [/t]] n. pl. ses [[t] ˌsiz[/t]] 1) pho (in philosophy) the underlying or essential part of anything, as distinguished from attributes; substance; essence 2) rel a) (in Christianity) one of the three real and… …   From formal English to slang

  • hypostasis — [hʌɪ pɒstəsɪs] noun (plural hypostases si:z) 1》 Medicine the accumulation of fluid or blood in parts of the body or organs, as occurs in cases of poor circulation or after death. 2》 Philosophy an underlying reality or substance. 3》 Theology each… …   English new terms dictionary

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