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.
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
They then become churchless souls; (3) those who become full Separatist members "in effect excommunicate themselves from all other Churches of Christ"; (4) finally, Separatism gives rise to much Anabaptism and Arianism
controversy, (3) the Church's response to Arianism
, and (4) Cyril of Alexandria's theology of the divine kenosis as a counter to Nestorius.
168) Yves Congar, in a reference to Karl Adam (Christ Our Brother [New York: Macmillan, 1931] 54-55), points to emphasis on the divinity of Christ in reaction to Arianism
, which lead to a devaluation of Christ's humanity and an obscuring of Christ's office as mediator.
The first part of necessity delves into the major doctrinal debate of the time surrounding Western homoianism, less accurately and polemically called Arianism
Rumrich cites in support parallels to historical Arianism
shared by Milton and modern Arians such as John Locke and Isaac Newton.
By the time of Bodin, an appreciation of the monotheistic qualities of Muslim theology, and the parallels of Muslim rejection of the divinity of Christ with Arianism
, were beginning to seep through.
260/280-336), who was excommunicated by the church in Alexandria for his views, Arianism
is the belief that Christ pre-existed the creation of the world as a divine but subordinate and created being, so that, having been created by God, he was only semi-divine.
All these factors made it easier for the Visigoths to undertake the cultural and ethnic unification of Spain once they abandoned Arianism
in 589 and converted to the religion of the majority of the population, Catholicism.
heresy and "saw clearly, that in the history of Arianism
, the pure
, based on the teachings of Arius of Alexandria, denied that Christ had two natures, and took the Christological position that Christ was a created being--not an eternal one--of the same substance as other created beings and lacking the divine attributes of God.
He would gladly have chosen "a second-tier status" rather than embrace Arianism
is an ancient heresy that denies the Trinity.