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A. Definition

Polemic collective term coined by the orthodox movement that prevailed in the Trinitarian disputes of the 4th cent. AD (c. 318-381 [2]) for the opposition in theology and ecclesiastical politics, which existed in numerous shades. If handled in a critical manner, it is still useful for  Arius [3] and his surroundings as well as for neo-Arianism. The main characteristic is a clearly ranked hypostatic Trinity in which the second (Logos or Son) and third (Hol…

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Seibt, Klaus (Leonberg), “Arianism”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 28 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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