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Ἐνυπόστασις is a Greek neologism most probably coined by the 17th-century reformed dogmatician M. Martini (1618, 271) that describes the relationship between Christ’s temporal human nature and his eternal divine hypostasis as “insubsistence”: as the human element in Christ receives its existence from the divine hypostasis and is generated and…

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Gleede, Benjamin, “Enhypostasis”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 28 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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