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Also from Hippolytus: ” Now, as our Lord Jesus Christ, who is also God, was prophesied of under the figure of a lion, on account of His royalty and glory,…”

http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/text/hippolytus-christ.html

And in another two quotes from Hippolytus:

Therefore this solitary and supreme Deity, by an exercise of reflection, brought forth the Logos first; not the word in the sense of being articulated by voice, but as a ratiocination [i.e., the process of exact thinking] of the universe, conceived and residing in the divine mind. Him alone He produced from existing things; for the Father Himself constituted existence, and the being born from Him was the cause of all things that are produced. The Logos was in the Father Himself … The Logos alone of this God is from God himself; wherefore also the Logos is God, being the substance of God.[36]

And this one: “For, lo, the Only-begotten entered, a soul among souls, God the Word with a (human) soul. For His body lay in the tomb, not emptied of divinity; but as, while in Hades, He was in essential being with His Father, so was He also in the body and in Hades. For the Son is not contained in space, just as the Father; and He comprehends all things in Himself.[37

From here: http://www.bethinking.org/bible-jesus/intermediate/the-early-church-fathers-on-jesus.htm

Tuggy can argue all he likes that Hippolytus was a unitarian. I do no buy it. Are his arguments any better for the other church fathers?