The five defendants are facing charges of an "offence against public health", including the suspected mastermind of the network, 57-year-old doctor Eunomian
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.
(9) This did not, however, prevent their pro-Nicene opponents from leveling charges of Judaizing against them in order to condemn the validity of Arian and Eunomian
Lefevre makes no allusion to the fact that Pico saw the work as riddled with Eunomian
elements.(57) What is there to commend the Recognitiones?
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.) have been elucidated.
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.
However, despite Dr Williams' argument in his essay's middle third that the Apostolic Constitutions represent a 'traditional and non-Nicene' form of Eastern Christianity that is not aligned with any warring church party, I remain convinced that the AC is Eunomian
, as does Dr R.
They see themselves to be attacking a triad of polytheism, atheism, and unitarianism - the last presumably coupling judaism with Eunomian
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