Published September 15, 2006
by Kessinger Publishing, LLC .
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St Basil spends the first few chapters sparring over the use of prepositions as they are applied to Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He makes the point that since all of the prepositions his opponents use (or use to say that because ______ is not applied to the Holy Spirit; therefore, the Holy Spirit is not God /5. The immediate occasion for this treatise was the accusation that the doxology St. Basil used in public worship, “glory be to the Father with the Son together with the Holy Spirit ” was an innovation. His opponents preferred, “glory be to the Father through the Son in the Holy Spirit “, which was a traditional formula. It is in this same year, , that Amphilochius, the first cousin of Gregory of Nazianzus and friend and spiritual son of Basil, paid the first of his annual autumn visits to Caesarea (Bishop Lightfoot, D.C.B. i. ) and there urged St. Basil to clear up all doubt as to the true doctrine of the Holy Spirit by writing a treatise on the subject. St. St. Basil the Great ( AD). On Christian Ethics includes St. Basil’s Ethics, a compilation of eighty rules that unambiguously state Church doctrine built on the foundation of Scripture, and two prefaces that explain why St. Basil thought it necessary to write them: “On the Judgment of God” and “On the Faith.”.
St Basil’s Contribution to the Trinitarian Doctrine in contemplating the majesty of the Son and Spirit, it was only appropriate to offer glory to the Father together with the Son and Spirit.9 Eunomianism Much of St Basil’s writings were directed against Eunomius (d. ca AD), an Arian bishop in Cyzicus, who not only claimed to know. Basil wrote the first full-length book on the Holy Spirit. He gave it a clever title: On the Holy Spirit. (You can read it yourself in this nice edition from St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press.) Anyway, Basil looked through the biblical material about the Holy Spirit and argued that the Spirit is just as much the eternal God as the Father and the Son. St. Basil the Great - On the Trinity Now let us turn the discussion on those who attack the Holy Spirit, and cast down every high thing of their intellect that exalts itself against the knowledge of God You say that the Holy Ghost is a creature. The ascription of this book to Solomon is said by Rufinus to be confined to the Latin. Home > Fathers of the Church > De Spiritu Sancto (Basil) and then transferred to the simple and unsophisticated doctrine of the Spirit, and St. John has admirably confined the conception within circumscribed boundaries by two words, In the beginning was the Word.
This classic exposition of Trinitarian doctrine eloquently sets forth the distinction yet perpetual communion of the divine Persons. Without explicitly calling the Spirit "God, " St Basil demonstrates that He, like the Son, is of the same nature with the Father.5/5(2). The doctrine, which implies the same divine substance of the Holy Spirit with God the Father and the Son, would render a better position to profess the deity of the Spirit. Basil’s concept of the trinitarian unity of the Holy Spirit sharply differs from that of his predecessor, Athanasius’. . The peculiar care taken by St. Basil for the writing out of the treatise, and for its safe arrival in Amphilochius' hands, and the value set upon it by the friends of both, make the forgery of half the present book, and the substitution of it for the original within that period, almost incredible.". St. Basil the Great is well known in Orthodox circles and his writings are truly beautiful. As a priest and then bishop, he developed the world's first city complex to care for the poor, the orphan, and the infirm (including the first hospital with ward-like system).Reviews: 3.