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Filioque

Filioque (Lat., ‘and the Son’), the formula in the W. form of the Nicene Creed which expressed the ‘double procession’ (i.e. from both Father and Son) of the Holy Spirit. Since the time of Photius, a strong opponent, the filioque has been a central point of controversy between E. and W. Churches. The Orthodox point to the original creed omitting it, and to the need for a single ‘fount of divinity’ (pēgē theotētos, viz. the Father) within the Godhead.

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Filioque

Filioque the word inserted in the Western version of the Nicene Creed to assert the doctrine of the procession of the Holy Ghost from the Son as well as from the Father, which is not admitted by the Eastern Church. It was one of the central issues in the Great Schism of 1054.

Filioque is Latin, literally ‘and from the Son’.

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