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Maximinus the Arian (Saint)
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Maximinus the Arian (Saint), a Homoean. In 428/429, Maximinus belonged to the retinue of the Goth Sigisvult in Africa, where a disputation with Augustine of Hippo on the doctrine of the Trinity took place (Possidius, Vita Augustini, 17), the minutes of which are preserved in the Conlatio (CPL 699). Augustine subsequently authored Contra Maximinum Arrianum (CPL 700) against him. Invoking the Synod of Rimini (359), Maximinus argued in favor of a subordination theology with an explicit use of biblical language. A typical aspect of latter Homoousianism (Homoeans) is M…

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Brennecke, Hanns Christof, “Maximinus the Arian (Saint)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_13751>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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