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(Gk. “a surrounding”). Theol. term for the union, communion, and interpenetration (1) of the 3 Persons of the Trinity,* (2) of the 2 natures of Christ (see Christ Jesus, I C), (2) of the 2 natures of Christ. The word was first used as a technical term for both (1) and (2) by John* of Damascus (e.g., Expositio accurata fidei orthodoxae, I, viii; IV, xviii).

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