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The term “Monarchianism” (according to Tert. Prax. 10.1, vanissimi isti monarchiani, “these most vain Monarchians”) is applied to several doctrines, concepts, and movements, especially from the 2nd and 3rd centuries CE, which have in common that they reject any distinction of persons or ὑποστάσεις/hypostaseis (hypostases) within the divine essence (e.g. the …

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Gerber, Simon, “Monarchianism”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 22 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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