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The term perichōrēsis (Lat. circuminsessio/circumincessio) was not commonly used in antiquity, other than in a literary meaning for example as “a cyclical movement; recurrence, as a noun; and, to encompass, to alternate by revolution, to go round, rotate, pass into reciprocally, as a verb” (for more examples of ancient usage such as in Aristophanes and Plutarch, see Stamatovic, 2016…

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Kochańczyk-Bonińska, Karolina, “Perichōrēsis”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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