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Semi-Arians - Coptic Wiki

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

[See also: Arius; Homoeans; Homoiousion.]


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