Eunomian


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Eu`no´mi`an


n.1.(Eccl. Hist.) A follower of Eunomius, bishop of Cyzicus (4th century A. D.), who held that Christ was not God but a created being, having a nature different from that of the Father.
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The five defendants are facing charges of an "offence against public health", including the suspected mastermind of the network, 57-year-old doctor Eunomian Fuentes.
A fifth-century member of the nonconformist Eunomian sect, Philostorgius wrote a history of Christianity specifically to counter the official history, constructed over the several decades since the church became a department of the empire in 320 AD.
The Cappadocians' strategic comparisons with Jews and Judaism rhetorically distanced their Eunomian opponents from Christianity and thus strengthened the Cappadocians' own claims to represent Christian orthodoxy.
Lefevre makes no allusion to the fact that Pico saw the work as riddled with Eunomian elements.
It was the time of the great councils (Nicea 325, Constantinople 381), which made heroic efforts to fix the criteria of Orthodoxy in face of several powerful intellectualist methodologies like Arian and Eunomian ways of interpreting the Christian faith.
Nevertheless, the fundamental methods of Gregory and Ambrose are the same: to answer Homoian and Eunomian attempts to subordinate the Father and the Son on the basis of the names "Father" and "Son," Pro-Nicenes increasingly came to separate the experience of fatherhood and sonship from the level of being or substance.
18) It is quoted as used by Arians to show that the Son is not good in the same sense as the Father in two pseudonymous works against the Eunomian Arians perhaps by Didymus the Blind, Ps.
The very label "Arian" has proved to be increasingly unhelpful, as distinctions among the different forms of resistance to the Council of Nicaea and its creed (Homoian, Homoiousian, Eunomian, etc.
She is perhaps inclined to overestimate the importance of the Eunomian account of language in changing the method of discussion, and there are a few trifles of which one could complain: for instance, the quotation of a passage from Irenaeus (n.
Vaggione, who employs the AC as Eunomian in perhaps our collection's most innovative essay, 'Of Monks and Lounge Lizards: ' "Arians", Polemics and Asceticism in the Roman East'.
They see themselves to be attacking a triad of polytheism, atheism, and unitarianism - the last presumably coupling judaism with Eunomian Arianism (p.
I will show, through a variety of considerations, that the anti-Nicene doctrines Augustine reports in Book V have their origins in Latin Homolan theology, and not in Eunomian theology.