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George of Laodicea
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(died c. 360), a presbyter in Alexandria, was deposed and expelled because of his support for Arius. In the context of the reversal of church policy after the Council of Nicea (325), he was bishop of Syrian Laodicea after around 335. As one of the leading Eusebians, he was deposed and excommunicated in absentia in 342/43 at the (Western) Synod of Sardica, actions that remained without effect in the East. Through his protest in 358 against the usurpation of the Antiochene episcopacy by Eudoxius of Constantinople and his support by George Aëtius, along with Basil of Ancyra, be…

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Brennecke, Hanns Christof, “George of Laodicea”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_08416>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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