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 (kăp′ə-dō′shə, -shē-ə)
An ancient region of Asia Minor in present-day east-central Turkey. Heart of a Hittite state and later a Persian satrapy, it was annexed by the Romans in ad 17.

Cap′pa·do′cian adj. & n.


(Placename) an ancient region of E Asia Minor famous for its horses


(ˌkæp əˈdoʊ ʃə)

an ancient country in E Asia Minor, a Roman province in A.D. 17, now a part of N central Turkey.
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Noun1.Cappadocia - an ancient country is eastern Asia MinorCappadocia - an ancient country is eastern Asia Minor
Anatolia, Asia Minor - a peninsula in southwestern Asia that forms the Asian part of Turkey
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It is something the Cappadocians figured out in the fourth century.
Holman, "The Entitled Poor: Human Rights Language and the Cappadocians," Pro Ecclesia 9 (2000): 476-87.
seeks to articulate the robust support for the creedal language in the doctrinal controversies of the early church--a focus that also, subsequently, requires an examination of the notion of the monarchy (both monarchia and monarche) of the Father, particularly in the Cappadocians.
It traces several themes from the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament through the second-century Christian apologists, Irenaeus and Origen, to the fourth-century Cappadocians.
She has published many articles on patristics and Orthodox theology, especially on the Cappadocians, theological anthropology and gender issues, and she is the author of "Grace and Human Freedom according to St Gregory of Nyssa" (1992), "St Basil the Great on the Human Condition" (2005), and "St Gregory the Theologian: Festal Orations" (forthcoming).
He carries the story down to the sixth century, analyzing a long list of patristic writers: the Apostolic Fathers, second-century apologists, Origen and his critics, Syriac, Greek and Latin fathers from the fourth to the sixth centuries, including the Cappadocians, Ambrose, Augustine, Greek and Latin Hymns, concluding with Pope Gregory the Great.
However, like the ahistorical and a-ethical formula of satisfaction atonement, the abstract, philosophical formulas of Nicaea, Chalcedon, and the Cappadocians say nothing about the life and teaching of Jesus.
While Jaroslav Pelikan's masterful Christianity and Classical Culture (1993) mapped a web of correspondences between the Christian philosophy of the Cappadocians and the Neoplatonic philosophy of late antiquity, P.
Still comparing subordinationist Christian theology with Judaism, but more explicitly acknowledging the Christian identity of their opponents, these Cappadocians emphasized not so much that Eunomians were Jews, but that they were not Christians, and that they should either consistently practice Jewish behaviors along with their "Jewish" beliefs or else accept "right" Christian theology along with their claims to be Christian.
The section on the patristics (Apologists, Clement, Origen, Irenaeus, Tertullian, Cappadocians, Hilary, Augustine) skillfully and succinctly handles material which for most beginning students is highly complex and turgid.
For example, Athanasius and the Cappadocians held that