Friday, July 18, 2014

THEODORE OF MOPSUESTIA - ON THE HOLY SPIRIT


THEODORE OF MOPSUESTIA{*} (circa. 350-428 C.E.): “...The people of the Old Testament WERE UNAWARE of a distinct hypostasis of a Holy Spirit identified as a person [GREEK FONTS] in its own right in God, since everyone before the coming of Christ the Lord knew of God and creation BUT NOTHING FURTHER. The divine Scripture taught this to its readers at that time without having an insight into anything in invisible creation consisting of separate kinds, referring to all the invisible and ministering beings in general as angels and powers, which according to its teaching carried out the divine decisions. Consequently, they WERE NOT in a position to know of a Holy Spirit as a distinct hypostasis in God, being unable even to list separate kinds among th eministering beings or to associate with God what could be described as a distinct person (provswpon), SINCE THEY UNDERSTOOD NOTHING OF THIS SORT...” - (Chapter 2.5, “[Commentary] On Haggai” Page 29, Introduction, Subheading 6, “Christological and Trinitarian theology of the Commentary,” in: “THEODORE OF MOPSUESTIA COMMENTARY ON THE TWELVE PROPHETS,” Translated by Robert C. Hill, Australian Catholic University, in: “THE FATHERS OF THE CHURCH - A NEW TRANSLATION,” The Catholic University Of America Press, Washington, D.C., Copyright © 2004.)
[FOOTNOTE *]: Also known as: “Theodore of Antioch.”

THEODORE OF MOPSUESTIA{*} (circa. 350-428 C.E.):...J[oe]l 2.28, “I shall pour out my spirit on all flesh,” Theodore hastens to comment, “...The people in the time of the Old Testament did not understand the Holy Spirit to be a [GREEK FONT] distinct from the others, being both God and from God; by ‘spirit of God,’ ‘holy spirit,’ and every other such name at the time THEY REFERRED TO HIS GRACE, CARE, AND AFFECTION...” - (Chapter 2.28, “[Commentary] On Joel,” Page 28, Introduction, Subheading 6, “Christological and Trinitarian theology of the Commentary,” in: “THEODORE OF MOPSUESTIA COMMENTARY ON THE TWELVE PROPHETS,” Translated by Robert C. Hill, Australian Catholic University, in: “THE FATHERS OF THE CHURCH - A NEW TRANSLATION,” The Catholic University Of America Press, Washington, D.C., Copyright © 2004.)
[FOOTNOTE *]: Also known as: “Theodore of Antioch.”


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