And yet, since Justin does not impute these views--erroneous, in his opinion--to either Trypho or his teachers (or to any of their coreligionists, for that matter), we are left wondering whether "they" refers to Jews or, as more scholars are inclined to think, to Christians of a Monarchian
The institution of monarchy was legitimated by the monarchical episcopate that, no doubt, made equal appeal to a monarchian
vision of God or Christ.
As a Monarchian
theologian, Callistus was looking for the ultimate principle in the godhead from which all lesser beings or persons were derived just as Elagabus could find that principle in the cult of Sol Invictus.
Despite his monarchian
stress the supremacy of God the Father, he did not consider the merits of other monotheistic traditions such as Judaism and Islam - his spirit of inclusiveness stopped short of non-Christian religions and atheists.
9 and the Monarchian
Prologue to John are not beholden directly to Papias, but only to Irenaeus and some other source (we know that Jerome knew Victorinus' commentary), the Prologue probably being dependent upon Jerome.
Three successive Popes (Victor and his successors) were bewildered and harassed by the contention: each took refuge in a different line of policy: all were Monarchian
controversy was brought to an abrupt conclusion by the persecution of Maximinian.
The word homoousios, at its first appearance in the middle of the third century, was therefore clearly connected with the theology of a Sabellian or monarchian
13) The latter credits Praxeas with originating the monarchian
heresy, and says that the heresy was corroborated by `Victorinus'.
But given his monarchian
conception of God, less than God is not God at all.
Accordingly, the extraordinary affinities between the Wurzburg tractates and the Monarchian
Prologues preserved in early manuscripts of the Vulgate form no part of her story.
Not only is the identification of the statue with Hippolytus doubtful, but three of the most significant works attributed to Hippolytus are not found in the statue's list of works: the Refutation of the Heresies, the Contra Noetum (written against a Monarchian
Patripassionist from Asia Minor), and the Commentary on Daniel.
Sabellius' basic concept was a modification of the early monarchian
claim that the same is both Father and Son; for him, the Father becomes Son.