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Hilary of Poitiers
b. AD 300 – d. AD 368 • Bishop
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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Hilary of Poitiers, St
Hilary of Poitiers, St (c. 315–67/8), the ‘Athanasius of the West’. An educated convert from paganism, he was elected Bp. of Poitiers c. 350 and subsequently became involved in the *Arian disputes. His condemnation at the Synod of Biterrae (356) is usually attributed to his defence of Catholic teaching,
The Dictionary of Historical Theology
Hilary of Poitiers (312–367/8)
Hilary of Poitiers (312–367/8)Born in 312 at Poitiers, he became bishop of his home town in 353 and was unfortunate to be exiled by the anti-Athanasian Constantius II in 355 after backing the Nicene Eusebius of Vercelli. Phrygia, the place of exile, was a theological education for him, not least in
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Hilary of Poitiers
Hilary of Poitiers (St.).—Hilary, the scion of a noble family of Poitiers, was born between 320 and 325. He received his scientific education in his native town and in Bordeaux, where he more especially applied himself to the study of rhetoric. The more he saw of the profligate life of his fellow-citizens,
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
Hilary of Poitiers
Hilary of Poitiers (ca. 315–67). Bishop of that city, and champion of Nicene orthodoxy against Arianism (⇒Arius). It was he who, in 355, succeeded in arranging a synod that met in Paris to reject the teachings of the Arians ⇒Ursacius and ⇒Valens. Because of his insistence on the Nicene teaching, Emperor
The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology
Hilary of Poitiers
Hilary of PoitiersHilary of Poitiers (c. 315–368) was profoundly influenced by Athanasius and the Eastern Church, although he also drew on the thought of Tertullian and Origen. He has been described as “the first exegete in the West, before Ambrose and Augustine.” He was elected bishop of Poitiers c.
A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines, Volumes I–IV
Hilarius Pictaviensis
HILARIUS (7) PICTAVIENSIS, ST. (Hilary of Poictiers; ὁ Πυκτάβων ἐπίσκοπος, Socrates, H. E. iii. 9), a celebrated bishop and theologian of the 4th century. Died in a.d. 368.
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Hilary of Poitiers
Hilary of Poitiers (ca. 315–68). A French bishop, sometimes referred to as “the Athanasius of the Western Church.” Of his early life little is known. Jerome, who wrote his biography around 391, says that Hilary was born into a pagan family in Poitiers and converted from Neoplatonism to faith through
New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic
Hilary of Poitiers (c. 315–67)
HILARY OF POITIERS (c. 315–67)Hilary was born of a pagan, noble family. Like *Augustine after him, he found pagan philosophy a useful preliminary to the Christian gospel. Shortly after his conversion he was made Bishop of Poitiers. Subsequent resistance to *Arianizing trends within the Gallic church
Who’s Who in Christian History
Hilary of Poitiers
Hilary of Poitiers (c. 315–367)Bishop of PoitiersHilary was bishop of Poitiers in west central France. He was the leading orthodox Latin church father during the peak of the Arian power. Hilary was born into a prominent pagan family of Poitiers and was educated in philosophy and rhetoric. Three years