By William C. Piercy, Henry Wace
Detect crucial, trustworthy details on over 800 Christian personalities, teams, and literature to the tip of the 6th century A.D. during this distinctive, concise quantity. It contains descriptions of the vital sects and heresies that challenged orthodox Christianity on a number of fronts in the course of the early years. A remarkably finished paintings, this quantity developed from the prestigious four-volume Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature. For someone fascinated about the early church and the folk who made indelible marks in its tale, this can be a basic 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 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 background in a single handy quantity.
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S. p. 294). The fall of Gallus in 354 caused a change in the fortunes of Aetius, who returned to Alexandria in 356 to support the waning cause of Arianism. The see of Athanasius was then occupied by George of Cappadocia, under whom Aetius served as a deacon, and when nominated to the episcopate by two Arian bishops, Serras and Secundus, he refused to be consecrated by them on the ground that they had held communion with the Homoousian party (Philost. iii. 19). Here he was joined by his renowned pupil and secretary Eunomius (Greg.
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P. 746), and it is specially mentioned that he did great service in bringing the hermit Julianus Sabbas from his retirement to Antioch to confront this party, who had falsely claimed his support (Theod. Vit. Patr. 2, H. E. iv. 24). We find him in Rome, probably as a deputy from the churches of Syria when the Apollinarian heresy was treated before pope Damasus (Baluz. Conc. 763). D. 378, Acacius was consecrated to the see of Beroea (the modern Aleppo) by that prelate (Theod. H. E. v. 4). As bishop he did not relax the strictness of his asceticism, and like Ambrose (August.
A Dictionary of Early Christian Biography by William C. Piercy, Henry Wace