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Divine Perfection and Human Potentiality: The Trinitarian Anthropology of Hilary of Poitiers

Jarred A. Mercer


No figure of fourth-century Christianity seems to be both so well known and clouded in mystery as Hilary of Poitiers. His invaluable position historically is unquestioned, but the coherence and significance of his own thought is less certain. While scholars have worked to renew Hilary’s place within his historical and polemical context, much remains to be said concerning his actual contribution within these revised contextual parameters, and the overall shape of his thought remains obscure. This book provides a new paradigm for understanding Hilary’s De Trinitate. It contends that in all of Hi ... More

Keywords: Hilary of Poitiers, Trinity, theological anthropology, fourth century, Tertullian, Novatian, Christology, image of God, Gospel of John, Homoians

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190903534
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190903534.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jarred A. Mercer, author
Associate Chaplain and Career Development Researcher, Merton College