Definition of Basil the great
1. Noun. (Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Roman Catholic Church against the heresies of the 4th century; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-379).
Category relationships: Church Of Rome, Roman Catholic, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church
Generic synonyms: Church Father, Father, Father Of The Church, Doctor, Doctor Of The Church, Saint, Theologian, Theologiser, Theologist, Theologizer
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Literary usage of Basil the great
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1. History: Fiction of Science? by Anatoly Fomenko (2005)
"THE RESULTING SHIFT OF 820 YEARS Let us relate an interesting parallelism between the respective biographies of Saint Basil the Great (The Great King), ..."
2. The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Other Principal Saints by Alban Butler (1866)
"BASIL, the Great, the illustrious doctor and intrepid champion of the Church, was born towards the close of the year 329 at ..."
3. The Psalms in Human Life by Baron Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle (1907)
"... the Emperor Maurice; in public worship ; in ordinary life—Origen, the family of Gregory Nazianzen, Monica ; on deathbeds — Basil the Great, Ambrose, ..."
4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"(Cf. the Benedictine editions of the works of Basil tfie Great) The name BASIL also belongs to several distinguished churchmen besides Basil the Great. (1. ..."
5. Lives and Legends of the Great Hermits and Fathers of the Church, with Other by N. D'Anvers (1902)
"basil the great THE life of St. Basil—justly surnamed the Great, and lovingly styled in the office sacred to him the 'divine Bee of the Church' —was full of ..."
6. The Doctrine of Sacred Scripture: A Critical, Historical, and Dogmatic by George Trumbull Ladd (1883)
"... and he adds, " If the bodily veil of the word be stripped away, that which remains is the Lord and life and Spirit.2 But Basil the Great (f 379) takes a ..."