From "De Fide" to "De Trinitate"
Hilary of Poitiers is widely held to have combined his two separate theological works, De Fide and Adversus Arianos, to create his monumental De Trinitate. Carl L. Beckwith examines why - and when - this revision occurred, situating the text in its historical and theological context as part of a broader re-mapping of fourth-century Trinitarian debates.
Introduction; I: HISTORICAL AND THEOLOGICAL CONTEXT OF DE TRINITATE; 1. Trinitarian debates from Nicaea (325) to Sirmium (351); 2. The Synods of Arles (353), Milan (355), and Beziers (356); 3. The Blasphemy of Sirmium (357) and Basil of Ancyra; II: FROM DE FIDE TO DE TRINITATE; 4. The Structure and Chronology of De Trinitate; 5. Book Two; 6. Book Three; III: THEOLOGICAL METHOD OF DE TRINITATE; 7. Book One; 8. Faith and Reason; 9. Use of Scripture; Conclusion; Appendix: Chronology of De Fide to De Trinitate; Bibliography; Index