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Although not originally from Rome, the monarchians exerted considerable theological influence in Rome at the close of the 2nd and beginning of the 3rd centuries CE. At the core of monarchian teaching was a strong impulse to preserve the oneness of God against any perceived divisions. Tertullian accuses them of making “a heresy out of the unity [ut et de unico haeresim faciat]”; Tert. Prax. 1.…

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Waers, Stephen, “Monarchians”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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