Semi-Arians

SEMI-ARIANS

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

[See also: Arius; Homoeans; Homoiousion.]

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Gummerus, J. “Die homöusianische Partei bis zum Tode des Konstantius.” Beitrag zur des arianischen Streites in 356-61 (1900).
  • Gwatkin, H. M. Studies of Arianism. London, 1902.

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