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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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Adding to the surreal charm of the place are the homes Cappadocians have chiselled out for themselves in the soft rock, paving the way for signature cave-dwellings and -- surprisingly -- luxurious boutique hotels.
The Ecumenical Legacy of the Cappadocians, Hampshire-New York: Palgrave Macmillan (<<Pathways for Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialoge>>), 2015, xii + 297 pp.
Their topics include whether Severus was the heir of Saint John Chrysostom, the asceticism of Severus: an analysis of struggle in his Homily 18 on the "Forty Holy Martyrs" compared to the Cappadocians and the Syrians, changing Miaphysite attitudes toward Byzantium, Severus at the crossroads of the Antiochene and Alexandrian exegetical tradition, and hymns of Severus and the Coptic Theotokia.
I deem him the last patristic thinker in the West, obviously not in the confessional sense as canonized Father, but because he relies so heavily on patristic authorities--from Origen to the Cappadocians, from Augustine to Pseudo-Dionysius--in all aspects of his philosophical theology.
In the time of Herodotus, the Cappadocians were reported as occupying the whole region from Mount Taurus to the vicinity of the Euxine (Black Sea).
Minns notes that Irenaeus' view of the Trinity is not nearly as developed as it would be in later thinkers, such as Athanasius or the Cappadocians.
Their topics include deification in Jesus' teaching, Clement of Alexandria on trinitarian and metaphysical relationality in the context of deification, Basil of Caesarea and the Cappadocians on the distinction between essence and energies in God and its relevance to the deification theme, between creation and salvation, and the appropriation of theosis by contemporary Baptist theologians.
Augustine, Origen, the Cappadocians and many others to interpret the Pauline letters in a Platonic way.
John the Silent (AD 443 558), or the Cappadocians St.
In part 2, Augustine Casiday's chapter on the contribution of the "Church Fathers" addresses the patristic foundations directly, with sections on Athanasius, the Cappadocians, Evagrius Ponticus, monasticism and councils, Photius and Palamas; he would no doubt agree that space constraints made it difficult to do more.
Biographical information and brief summaries of the writings of Basil and the other Cappadocians may be found in J.