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First of all, there was no Arianism prior to Arius because Arianism started with Arius.Arius began to teach a new teaching. He taught that the Logos had a beginning of existence.Although some scholars like Alexander Vasiliev refers to Lucian as the Arius before Arius.This merely shows that Lucian hold onto a proto-Arianism source. Arius was condemned while ...


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In the fourth century, Christians in the East had a controversy concerning the doctrine about Jesus' relationship with God the Father.This time it was Christians themselves who are theologically at war.Creeds were written and anathemas were spoken but in the end, what was faithful to the apostolic teaching won. It all started with the Egyptian Presbyter ...


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The issue leading up to monothelitism in the late 8th century was caused by multiple diverging Christological viewpoints disagreeing with one another. Severus of Antioch was misread badly by Chalcedonians at that time as explained by Abouna Peter Farrington. There are great differences between Monophysites and Miaphysites, the former collapsed the two ...


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Strange as it may seem, there are people who hold this view currently, and in fact it was actually the doctrine of the Catholic church in the past (I hasten to add, they would not express their doctrine in those terms currently). Proponents of such a view assume (without sufficient evidence imho) two things: Christians are the covenant people of God - the ...


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In fairness, it is probably best understood in the opposite direction. Technically, "the Way" - those Jewish followers of Jesus the Christ, were Jewish heretics. The story is better explained here: At what point did Judaism and Christianity diverge? For the continuing saga, you may find this useful: Was Catholicism the first denomination? It should be ...


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The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy defines it slightly differently: "Divine Command Theory is the view that morality is somehow dependent upon God, and that moral obligation consists in obedience to God’s commands." Martin Luther said in On the Bondage of the Will: God is that Being, for whose will no cause or reason is to be assigned, as a rule ...



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