Fulegentius of Ruspe on the Trinity and the unity of the divine nature

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... Through this unity of nature, the whole of the Father is in the Son and the Holy Spirit, and the whole of the Son in the Father and the Holy Spirit, and, as well, the whole of the Holy Spirit in the Father and the Son. No one of these is outside of any of the others, because none either precedes the others in eternity, or exceeds them in greatness, or overcomes them in power; because the Father is neither prior to nor greater than the Son or the Holy Spirit, in so far as it pertains to the unity of the divine nature.

Neither is the eternity nor the immensity of the Son either prior to or greater than; nor does it by nature either precede or exceed the eternity or the immensity of the Holy Spirit. Just as the Son is neither later nor less than the Father, so neither is the Holy Spirit later or less than the Son. And the Son is eternal and without beginning, because the Son, born from the nature of the Father, has always existed. And the Holy Spirit is eternal and without beginning, because the Holy Spirit proceeds from the nature of the Father and the Son. So, therefore, rightly do we believe and say that the three are one God, because there is a single eternity, a single immensity, a single divinity by nature of three persons. ...

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