Tertullian - Greek, Please!

Mark and Charlotte Nichols m.nichols at paradise.net.nz
Tue Sep 26 07:14:16 EDT 2000

Hi all, 

This comes from Tertullian (Ante-Nicene Fathers), Against Praxeas, Chapter Two:
As if in this way also one were not All, in that All are of One, by unity (that is) of substance; while the mystery of the dispensation is still guarded, which distributes the Unity into a Trinity, placing in their order the three Persons - the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost: three, however, not in condition, but in degree; not in substance, but in form; not in power, but in aspect; yet of one substance, and of one condition, and of one power, inasmuch as He is one God, from whom these degrees and forms and aspects are reckoned, under the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. 

I would be interested in finding out which Greek words are used to describe the relationship in the Godhead here; specifically, the words condition, degree, substance, form, power (dunamis?), and aspect. 


Mark. \o/

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