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Eudoxius of Antioch
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(died 370) first appears as bishop of Germanicia at the Council of Antioch in 341. He was one of the leading supporters of the ecclesiastical policies of Constantius II and participated in almost all the important councils of the Eastern church as an opponent of Athanasius; he nevertheless played a role in the unsuccessful attempts to frame a theological compromise with the West (formula macrostichus, Hahn, BSGR, §159). After he became bishop of Antioch in 357, his support of Aetius and Eunomius led to a breach with the emperor and Eudoxius's deposition. Follo…

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Brennecke, Hanns Christof, “Eudoxius of Antioch”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 02 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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