A group drawn from among Arian theologians that was founded by around 356. Its members espoused a doctrine of the sonship of Jesus that stood somewhere between the orthodox and the Arian (see ARIANISM) principles. They adopted the HOMOIOUSION theology and leaned toward orthodoxy. Saint returned to in 362 and held a council that reconciled many moderate views, causing to reaffirm their at the Council of CONSTANTINOPLE in 381.

[See also: Arius; Homoeans; Homoiousion.]


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