homoousion
(homousion )
(Gk., of one substance) Term used by Augustine to express the identity of the substance of the members of the Trinity; the principal doctrine affirmed in the Athanasian creed, drawn up to confute the Arian heresy . Not to be confounded with homoiousion .

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