Tuesday, 28 December 2010

This is Why We Call it Arian

In brief, God is inexpressible to the Son.
For he is in himself what he is, that is, indescribable,
So that the son does not comprehend any of these things or have the understanding to explain them.
For it is impossible for him to fathom the Father, who is by himself.
For the Son himself does not even know his own essence (ousia),
For being Son, his existence is most certainly at the will of the Father.
 Arius of Alexandria (context here)

The Son, as a human, couldn't possibly know his own ousia you see.

2 comments:

Rey said...

And at this point the KA camp will say "Hey, everyone has a little bit of truth, right?"

Char said...

Of course this quote is directly related to his error.