after Arius: Essays on the Developnent of the Fourth Century Trinitarian Conflicts, London: T&T Clark, 1993, 31-44; Gwynn, D.
He ranted endlessly against the Catholics, using the words blasphemer' and blasphemyLuther condemned Anabaptism, Arianism
, and Catholicism as b lasphemies, Judaism and Islam too" (1995, p.
She covers intuitions of divinity, constructing Arianism
, approaching the macrocosm, bringing God to mind, and rest in peace.
In 385 and 386, influential adherents of Arianism
pressured Emperor Valentinian II to suppress the faith of those who confessed the Nicene Creed--which included the three basilicas of Milan.
As Williams noted, the rejection of Arianism
marked the beginning of the church's understanding of the need for a theological enterprise that discerned the difference between faithful and unfaithful innovation; in the Nicene debates, "it became necessary to say new things and explore new arguments, even while still professing to make no changes in the deposit of tradition.
, which caused the murder of millions, Macedonianism, Nestorianism, Monophysitism, Monothelitism, Donatism, Pelagianism--all these in the first five hundred years of the Church.
3) While Chaplin reasonably identifies a relative resistance to the "spectacle" (367) of crucifixion on Milton's part, he mistakenly assumes that this entails a rejection of penal-substitutionary atonement as well, and that this rejection is evident in, and supported by, Milton's Arianism
Thorn has provided explanatory summaries of Arianism
viewed as holding that the Son was inferior to and did not exist prior to his generation by the Father, thus seriously compromising the unity and simplicity of the Godhead; Pneumatomachianism denying the divinity of the Holy Spirit; and Sabellianism as affirming only one person in the divinity.
It is attributed to Saint Athanasius that he settled the first Christian controversy between Arianism
and the Holy Trinity in the Nicaea First Council, convened by Emperor Constantine in 325CE.
Isaac of Dalmatia, a 4th century monk, came to Constantinople to give his word of consolation to Christians victimized by Emperor Valens who plunged into heretic Arianism
and the Gnostic "gospels" came much later (approximately 140 6 400 AD) after all of primary accounts were dead.
There are two weaknesses: he presents Athanasius almost completely in terms of the fight with Arianism
rather than as a theologian in his own right; and this book is wholly predictable in terms of its bias toward creedal orthodoxy.
Writing as a historian rather than a theologian, he covers Paul and the early Christians, the early defenders of the faith, Marcion: a new interpretation, the Manicheans, the Christianizing of the empire, Arianism
, and the power of the bishops.
Yet, their precise version of Christianity was Arianism
, which in the words of Isidore of Seville (who was closely tied to the councils in Toledo that repudiated Arianism
and initiated the adherence of subsequent Visigoth kings to Roman Catholicism)--rejected the Trinity and held that "the Son was inferior in majesty to the Father and subsequent to Him in eternity" (qtd.
belongs with those treated by Ambrose in "the little books which I wrote concerning the Faith" (VII, 68), that is to say, in the several volumes of De Fide, in which Ambrose defends himself against charges of heresy by bitterly attacking Arianism