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Nontrinitarian theological teaching attributed to Arius, in which Christ was created by and is distinct from God the Father.

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How did Arius interpret Colossians 2:9?

Colossians 2:9 HCSB For the entire fullness of God’s nature dwells bodily in Christ, NASB: For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, How did Arius interpret Colossians ...
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How did Arians explain the anti-revolutionary spirit of their religion?

In his book No Apologies, Anthony Esolen writes: Had the fathers at Nicea not insisted upon the co-eternity of the Son with the Father the faith would long have degenerated into a kindly social club. ...
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Was there any controversy over the validity of sacraments during the Arian Controversy?

During the Arian controversy, were sacraments (especially baptisms and/or ordinations) performed by one side or the other considered invalid by their opponents? Were there any "official" ...
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In what respect did Gregory Nazianzen think the pure Nicene faith was adulterated at Constantinople in 381?

In contrast to the previous pro-Homoian emperor Valens, “it was soon clear that Theodosius would pursue a pro-Nicene line.” (LA, 251) In February 380 - only one year after he was declared Augustus and ...
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Why is it significant that Arius taught two Wisdoms? Was this a deviation of some kind?

Both Athanasius noted that Arius taught two Wisdoms. Athanasius wrote that in Arius’ theology, “There are … two Wisdoms, one God's own who has existed eternally with God, the other the Son who was ...
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