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homoiousios vs. homoousios
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Definition:
The terms homoiousios and homoousios mean "similar essence" and "same essence." They were part of a controversy in Christianity during the 4th century when people disagreed over the nature of Jesus Christ and his relationship to God.

According to those who adopted homoiousios, Jesus was not the same as God but simply had a "similar essence." According to those who argued for homoousios, the doctrine which was eventually adopted as orthodoxy, Jesus and God had the exact same essence.

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