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The doctrines of Arius, denying that Jesus was of the same substance as God and holding instead that he was only the highest of created beings, viewed as heretical by most Christian churches.
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(Theology) the doctrine of Arius, pronounced heretical at the Council of Nicaea, which asserted that Christ was not of one substance with the Father, but a creature raised by the Father to the dignity of Son of God
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Ar•i•an•ism(ˈɛər i əˌnɪz əm, ˈær-)
the doctrine, taught by Arius, that Christ the Son was not consubstantial with God the Father.
Ar`i•an•is′tic, Ar`i•an•is′ti•cal, adj.
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a 4th-century doctrine, considered heretical by orthodox Christian-ity, that Christ was merely the noblest of men and, being of a different sub-stance, was not the son of God. Cf. heteroousianism, psilanthropism. — Arian, n., adj. — Arianistic, Arianistical, adj.See also: Christ
the heretical doctrine of Arius (d. 336) that Christ the Son was not the substance or nature as God the Father. — Arian, n.See also: Heresy
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|Noun||1.||Arianism - heretical doctrine taught by Arius that asserted the radical primacy of the Father over the Son|
theological doctrine - the doctrine of a religious group
Athanasianism - the theological doctrine taught by Athanasius that Christ the Son is of the same substance as God the Father
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