Basil of Caesarea

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(Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Roman Catholic Church against the heresies of the 4th century

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According to Basil of Caesarea, creation preexisted in the mind of God, like the example of an artist who knows the beauty of each part before uniting them according to his creative purpose.
A significant example of the influence of the Nicomachean Ethics appears in a passage from one of the Cappadocian Fathers, Basil of Caesarea, who in the first homily of his Hexaemeron offers a sort of commentary to Aristotle's partition of theoretical, practical, and productive arts set in a Christian perspective:
The first lecture series deals exclusively with Greek and Latin sources: Paulinus of Nola, Martin of Tours, Antony the Great, Rufinus, John Cassian, Pachomian monasticism, Basil of Caesarea, Roman monasticism in Palestine, and Egeria.
s philosophical study, Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nyssa, and the Transformation of Divine Simplicity, 2009).
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.
Rousseau, Basil of Caesarea, The Transformation of the Classical Heritage 20 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994).
Scholars have long recognized that the theological arguments of Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nazianzus, and Gregory of Nyssa against their opponent Eunomius helped to shape the development of Christian orthodoxy, and thus Christian self-definition, in the late fourth-century Roman Empire.
In the East, Basil of Caesarea and John Chrysostom scorched the lazy with fiery sermons on social justice.
The Text of Matthew in the Writings of Basil of Caesarea.
Basil of Caesarea wrote that the Holy Spirit is the agent of inseparable union within the Trinity.
Basil of Caesarea (Basil the Great), his brother Gregory of Nyssa and their best friend Gregory of Nazainzus "developed the ideas that would make it possible for conservative Arians and Nicene Christians eventually to fuse.
s selection criteria, especially in Part III, where he includes the decidedly nonpacifist Bartolome de Las Casas and a brief paragraph from Basil of Caesarea augmented by a secondary source on early Christianity, which is odd in a primary-source anthology.
In chapter 1, "Basil of Caesarea's and Gregory of Nyssa's Attitudes toward Pilgrimage," the ambivalence apparent in the writings of Gregory of Nyssa and Basil of Caesarea towards the veneration of scriptural places in Jerusalem, and Gregory Nazianzen's outright rejection of the idea of sacred place, are read against a backdrop of Cyril of Jerusalem's program of representing Jerusalem as the sacred site of Christendom.
Basil of Caesarea went further and built large complexes with their personal fortunes.
Basil of Caesarea is well known as one of the Eastern Church's earliest pioneers of monasticism, as a fourth-century ecclesiastical power broker, and as a moralist.