Eleusius of Cyzicus
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Consecrated bishop of Cyzicus by Macedonius I, Eleusius participated in the Synod of Seleucia in 359; against Acacius of Caesarea, he supported the second Antiochene Formula there. After the promulgation of the imperial homoean dogma, he was replaced by Eunomius, but was able to return under Julian the Apostate. Compelled in 365 by Emperor Valens to accept imperial dogma, he recanted shortly thereafter and was declared deposed, but was able to remain in Cyzicus; he became the leader of the homoiousians who rejected the Nicene Creed (Nicea) and regarded the Holy Spi…

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Drecoll, Volker Henning, “Eleusius of Cyzicus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_04219>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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