Divine Essence
The Divine Essence
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Essence, Divine
ESSENCE, DIVINE. Our word “essential” comes from the word “essence.” Both words are derived from the Latin esse which in English means “to be.” The “essence” of a thing is that quality or characteristic which makes it to be what it is a For instance, the essence of a biped is that it has two feet, even
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Essence, the Divine
ESSENCE, THE DIVINE. Essence (from the Lat. verb esse, “to be”) signifies that which a person or thing is in himself or itself, apart from all that is accidental. Substance is a term of equivalent meaning. These terms are held by some to be more appropriate in philosophy than in theology. The Scriptures,
Dictionary of Theological Terms
Form of God
Form of GodThe expression in Phil. 2:6 is of great importance in discussion of the subjects of the Trinity and the deity of Christ. The words a form of God cannot be adequately explained except on the basis that the passage teaches the essential deity of Christ and His distinctive trinitarian person.
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Essence. The noun essence comes from the Latin verb esse, meaning “to be,” which comes from the Greek einai.1. Many things undergo change. A maple tree gets taller through spring and summer, loses its leaves in fall, and stops growing in winter. But it is still the same thing after these changes as
New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic
Essence of Christianity
ESSENCE OF CHRISTIANITYAlthough association with *Feuerbach’s The Essence of Christianity (1841) and *Harnack’s What Is Christianity? (1900) has suggested that the subject is of interest only to historians of nineteenth-century thought, or one whose pursuit inevitably leads to abstract generalizations