[b-greek] Tertullian - Greek, Please!

From: Mark and Charlotte Nichols (m.nichols@paradise.net.nz)
Date: Tue Sep 26 2000 - 07:14:16 EDT

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<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Hi all, </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>This comes from Tertullian (Ante-Nicene Fathers),
Against Praxeas, Chapter Two:</FONT></DIV>
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<P>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
</FONT><I><FONT face=TimesNewRomanPS-ItalicMT size=2>Persons </I></FONT><FONT
face=TimesNewRomanPSMT size=2>&#8212; 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. </FONT></P>
<P><FONT size=2><FONT face=Arial>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. </FONT></FONT></P>
<P><FONT size=2><FONT face=Arial>Thanks, </FONT></FONT></P>
<P><FONT size=2><FONT face=Arial>Mark. \o/</FONT></P></FONT></DIV>
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