By William C. Piercy, Henry Wace

ISBN-10: 1565634608

ISBN-13: 9781565634602

Observe crucial, trustworthy details on over 800 Christian personalities, teams, and literature to the tip of the 6th century A.D. during this targeted, concise quantity. It comprises descriptions of the relevant sects and heresies that challenged orthodox Christianity on a number of fronts in the course of the early years. A remarkably entire paintings, this quantity advanced from the prestigious four-volume Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature. For somebody thinking about the early church and the folks who made indelible marks in its tale, this can be a basic resource.

• good points trustworthy sketches of significant Christian personalities of the 1st six centuries. • Analyzes the files, creeds, and literature of the early church and its rivals. • Describes the crucial sects and heretics of early Christianity, together with discussions of the theological developments of those competitors. • Covers greater than six hundred years of church historical past in a single handy quantity.

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S. p. 301). D. 361, put an end to Aetius's exile. Julian recalled all the banished bishops, and invited Aetius to his court (Ep. Juliana, 31, p. 52, ed. Boisson; Soz. v. 5), and at the instance of Eudoxius (Philost. ix. 4) presented him with an estate in the island of Lesbos. The ecclesiastical censure was taken off Aetius by Euzoius, the Arian bp. of Antioch (ib. vii. 5), who, with the bishop of his party, compiled a defence of his doctrines (ib. viii. 2). According to Epiphanius (Haer. , with an Account of the Principal Sects and Heresies.

See also Hefele, Konz. Gesch. Bd. ii. ] Acephali (from ἀ and κεφαλή, those without a head or leader) is a term applied:—(1) To the bishops of the oecumenical council of Ephesus in 431, who refused to follow either St. Cyril or John of Antioch—the leaders of the two parties in the Nestorian controversy. (2) To a radical branch of Monophysites, who rejected not only the oecumenical council of Chalcedon in 451, but also the Henoticon of the emperor Zeno, issued in 482 to the Christians of Egypt, to unite the orthodox and the Monophysites.

2 This appears to be the best explanation of the "double excommunication" of Acacius. Cf. Tillemont, Mémoires, xvi. n. 25, pp. 764 f. , with an Account of the Principal Sects and Heresies. ] Adamantius (1). ] Aerius, Ἀέριος, founder of the heretical sect of the Aerians, c. 355, still living when Epiphanius wrote against heresies, 374–376. He was the early friend and fellow-disciple of EUSTATHIUS OF SEBASTE in Pontus. While they were living an ascetic life together, the bishopric of Sebaste became vacant.

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