Chapter 1 Faith and Godliness Footnotes 41 – 55

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The Trinitarian Faith

“There is another side to this picture, however, for while the Nicene Creed expresses what we are obliged to acknowledge within the general framework of the Church’s commitment to the reality of God’s self revelation in Jesus Christ, it is all prefaced by We believe (πιστεύομεν). That is to say, everything that is affirmed in the Creed falls within the compass of faith pivoting upon the objective reality of God who infinitely transcends all that we can think or say about him.

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41. Athanasius Con Ar., 4.12 ‘Through the Son is given what is given; and there is nothing the operates through the Son; for this grace is secure to him receives it.’

42. Gal. 1.9 As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be accursed!

43. Athanasius Ap. con Ar., 49  De Dec., 2-5  Ad Ep. Aeg., 2  Ep., 2.6  Theodoret His. Eccl., 1.3; 2.6;  5.10

44. Hilary De Syn., 61-64

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45. Athanasius Ad mon 1.1-3

46. Athanasius Contra Ar., 2.15; 3.28, 35, 58  also my discussion of this in Reality and Evangelical Theology, 198, pp. 106ff

47. Athanasius, De Vit. Ant  77-80

48. Hilary De Trin., 1.7-16  2.5-11  3.1-6, 18-26

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Hilary De Trin., 1.8, 12;  2.5ff,  11

Hilary De Syn 65  De Trin.,  3.18  10.53  11.44-47  12.24-37

Hilary De Trin., 2.1-5  10.51-53

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Hilary De Trin.,  2.2, 5

Athanasius  Ap con Ar., 22

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54.  See Methodios Fouyas, op cit., pp. 45, 71f, 108f

55.  Cf G florovsky, Bible, Church, Tradition: An Eastern Orthodox View, 197, on ‘the scriptural mind’, and ‘the catholic mind” pp. 9ff, 75f

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