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 (hō′mō-o͞o′sē-ən, -zē-)
A Christian supporting the Council of Nicaea's Trinitarian doctrine that Jesus, as Son of God, is consubstantial with God the Father.

[Late Latin homoūsiānus, from homoūsius, of same substance, from Greek homoousios : homo-, homo- + ousiā, substance; see Homoiousian.]


(ˌhəʊməʊˈuːsɪən; -ˈaʊ-; ˌhɒm-)
(Theology) a Christian who believes that the Son is of the same substance as the Father. Compare Homoiousian
(Theology) of or relating to the Homoousians
[C16: from Late Greek homoousios of the same substance, from Greek homo- + ousia nature]
ˌHomoˈousianism n


(ˌhoʊ moʊˈu si ən, -ˈaʊ-, ˌhɒm oʊ-)

1. a member of a 4th-century A.D. church party that maintained that the essence or substance of the Father and the Son is the same.
2. of or pertaining to the Homoousians or their doctrine.
[1555–65; < Late Greek homooúsi(os) of the same substance]
Ho`mo•ou′si•an•ism, n.
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And for the adverse portrait there is the contemptuous attack by the homoean Bishop from the Balkans, Palladius of Ratiaria, whom he angered by the manner of confrontation at the Council of Aquileia called by Gratian in 381, originally intended to include Greek bishops and to enjoy ecumenical standing but in effect undermined in that respect by Theodosius' council of Constantinople in the same year 381.
Perhaps rather more might be said about his bold but evidently necessary decision to keep Auxentius' homoean clergy in post provided that they maintained communion with him.
Williams's sympathetic reconstruction of a Milanese homoean community is nevertheless one of his most significant contributions, and even those unconvinced by his conclusions will find them invigorating.
44 (citing Faller's CSEL text) as `his sort of heresy' (143), moreover, Williams misses what seems to be a direct (and rare) reference to the main actors of his book, the homoeans of Milan.
The ecclesiastical historians Socrates and Sozomenus give complementary accounts of the Council of Constantinople in January 360 which installed Eudoxius as bishop of that city and deposed many bishops who were not in sympathy with the new official homoean creed (Socrates, HE 2.