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Homoeans
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The Homoeans were a group of bishops in the Early Church who defined their faith in such a way that the relationship between Jesus Christ and his Father was to be described as ὅμοιος/homoios (similar). Homoeanism refers to the first phase of the development of a confessional orthodoxy within the Roman Empire and the emergence of a multiconfessional “commonwealth” (Fowden) at its edges.

I. Homoeanism arose in the conflicts of the 4th-century imperial church: from the time of the Synod of Serdica (342 or 343), there was a schism that was manifested in doctrinal …

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Löhr, Winrich, “Homoeans”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 13 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_10042>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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