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Pneumatomachoi

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Karl-Heinz Uthemann

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
189 words
(Πνευματομάχοι, “those who fought [the divinity of] the Spirit”), referring to those who taught that the Holy Spirit was a created being, the gift of God, rather than God himself. From ... More
Theosis

Theosis  

(θέωσις), or deification in the Byz. tradition, is the goal of man to which he is naturally destined and which is realized through the grace of God. In a Christian ...

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