A Dictionary of Early Christian Biography by William C. Piercy, Henry Wace

By William C. Piercy, Henry Wace

Realize crucial, trustworthy info on over 800 Christian personalities, teams, and literature to the top of the 6th century A.D. during this precise, concise quantity. It contains descriptions of the primary sects and heresies that challenged orthodox Christianity on a number of fronts throughout the early years. A remarkably finished paintings, this quantity advanced from the celebrated four-volume Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature. For somebody eager about the early church and the folks who made indelible marks in its tale, this can be a primary resource.

• beneficial properties 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 relevant sects and heretics of early Christianity, together with discussions of the theological trends of those rivals. • Covers greater than six hundred years of church heritage in a single handy quantity.

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J. D. Bishop of Salisbury. Y. The late REV. E. M. A. Formerly Headmaster of Sherborne School. , with an Account of the Principal Sects and Heresies. ; Lat. Avircius, or Avercius; on the form and origin, see Ramsay, Expositor, ix. ), pp. 268, 394, and Zahn, art. "Avercius," Realencyclopädie für protest. Theol. und Kirche, Hauck). The Life of the saint, described as bp. of Hierapolis in Phrygia in the time of M. Aurelius and L. Verus, as given by Symeon Metaphrastes and in the Bollandist Acta Sanctorum, Oct.

25; Theod. ii. D. 341 (Soz. iii. 5), when in the presence of the emperor Constantius "the Golden Basilica" was dedicated by a band of ninety bishops, and he subscribed the ambiguous creeds then drawn up from which the term Homoousion and all mention of "substance" were carefully excluded. D. 347. They refused to submit to the sentence, and withdrew to Philippopolis, where they held a council of their own, deposing their deposers, including Pope Julius and Hosius of Cordova (Theod. ii. 26; Socr.

Ii. 35; Athan. de Synod. § 38, Ox. trans. ). , with an Account of the Principal Sects and Heresies. 7 Henry Wace protested against by Flavian and Diodorus, and he was inhibited from the exercise of his ministry (Theod. H. E. ii. 24). Epiphanius erroneously asserts that he was admitted to the diaconate by George of Cappadocia, the intruding bp. of Alexandria (Epiph. Haeres. lxxvi. 1). Aetius now developed more fully his Anomoean tenets, and he exerted all his influence to induce the Arian party to refuse communion with the orthodox.

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