Eustathia

Introduction to Eustathia

Eustathia (etymologically from Greek, literally means “stability”) is a form of speech by which the speaker promises constancy over his disposition or state of mind about a certain thing. The Latin term of Eustathia is Constantia.

Notable Examples
    An example of Tertullian:
  • “Let Lions claws tear out our bowels, let the Gibbet hang us, let the fire consume us, let the sword cut us asunder, let wild beasts tread us under their feet: yet we Christians are by prayer prepared to abide all pain and torments.”
  • Another example of Paul:
  • “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or anguish, or persecution, or famine, or nakednes, or perill, or sword.” And by and by after he addeth: I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, neither things present, nor things to come, neyther height, nor depth, nor any other creature shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. — (Romans 8:35 – 38)
Further Readings:
Henry Peachum., The Garden of Eloquence | EustathiaOpens in new window