How does Saint Basil of Caesaria present the Holy Spirit in his books?
Basil of Caesarea was a so-called "Spirit-fighter," that is to say someone who sought to emphasize the divine nature of the Holy Spirit. At the time when Basil wrote his most famous work, On the Holy Spirit, many Christian theologians accorded the Holy Spirit a subordinate role within the Trinity, deeming it worthy of honor, but not on the same level as that given to the Father and the Son.
Basil sought to change this attitude, arguing that the Holy Spirit, in keeping with the formula agreed at the landmark Council of Nicaea, was consubstantial with the Father and the Son. This meant that God the Father, Jesus Christ,...
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