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Was Arianism spread using musical jingles?

The source appears to be mostly St. Athanasius, who was a deacon in Alexandria at the time the Arian controversy broke out (and later the bishop of the same see). He writes in his Discourses Against ...
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Was Constantine The Great a Nicene Christian?

This answer is based on the following 3 resources I found: A 2015 article Was Constantine the Great Baptized An Arian? A 2012 paper The Spread Out of Arianism. A Critical Analysis of the Arian ...
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Did Thomas Pearne do anything other than contradict Granville Sharp?

Thomas Pearne, of Peterhouse, Cambridge, was also a Shakespeare critic. The article explores the criticism of William Shakespeare by Thomas Pearne in his book review of "Shakespeare," edited by ...
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What was the stance of Arius on John 1:1?

St. Thomas Aquinas discusses various errors of Arius and his followers in his Commentary on Chapter 1 of Gospel of John that are connected to Prologue of Gospel of John. If Arius had something to say ...
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Did Arianism survive as Islam?

Like @curiousdannii pointed out in his comment, Arian influences do not equal an Arian viewpoint or verbatim parroting. In Qur'anic teaching, worship or veneration of anything besides God is strictly ...
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Is there a link between Socinianism and Sir Isaac Newton's conclusion to his Principia Mathematica (1687) where he attacks the Trinity doctrine?

Yes, there appears to be a link between Socinianism and Sir Isaac Newton’s views on the Trinity. I say “appears” because Newton was careful to conceal his theology. Extracts taken from this link ...
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Is there a link between Socinianism and Sir Isaac Newton's conclusion to his Principia Mathematica (1687) where he attacks the Trinity doctrine?

It seems to me that Newton is 'sitting on the fence' and acting as a spectator to the arguments regarding the Person and the Deity of Christ. He writes that he can observe in the early Church (due to ...
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On what grounds was Arius refuted at the First Council of Nicaea?

The records of the 1st Ecumenical Council do not, I believe, include the discourse that preceded the condemnation against Arius and his followers. We do know, however, that Athanasius of Alexandria ...
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Are any of Arius' writings extant?

Yes. As St. Alphonsus of Liguori writes in "Article 2: The Arian Heresy" §8 of his The History of Heresies p. 56: Noel Alexander says that these errors [of Arius] are taken from an impious work ...
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Are any of Arius' writings extant?

Introduction The Arian “crisis of the fourth century was the most dramatic internal struggle the Christian Church had so far experienced” (RW, 1). 'Arianism', which is named after Arius, “has often ...
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According to Jehovah’s Witnesses, in what way is Jesus human?

The Jehovah’s Witness religion teaches that there was a time when God was utterly alone and decided to create, as his first creation, a being known in the Bible both as the Word of God, and Michael ...
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Was Constantine The Great a Nicene Christian?

Was Constantine The Great a Nicene Christian? Constantine The Great was not an Arian at all. In fact he was quite orthodox in his thought and to further this notion he is considered a saint in both ...
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Why is the controversy of the fourth century called the 'Arian' Controversy?

Arius is important because his views stimulated a controversy that brought about the first Ecumenical Council, involved the Roman Emperor in church policy for the first time, and began a see-saw ...
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What was the 'orthodox' view of God and Christ when the Arian Controversy began?

First of all I'd like to apologize that I'm not an expert so my answer may not be correct. What was the 'orthodox' view of God and Christ when the Arian Controversy began? The counterquestion is: ...
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Why was Theodosius successful in ending the Arian Controversy?

For a start, Theodosius did not end the Arian controversy because it never did go away, and we have its modern-day counterparts still protesting against the way Arius and his supporters were dealt ...
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From whom or what did Arius learn his theology?

Early life and personality Reconstructing the life and doctrine of Arius has proven to be a difficult task, as none of his original writings survive. Emperor Constantine ordered their burning while ...
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From whom or what did Arius learn his theology?

From whom or what did Arius learn his theology? To answer this question clearly, one has to admit that it’s complicated! To answer it even remotely accurately it would seem plausible that Arius (250 ...
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Did Arius teach that time existed before the Son existed?

If your first source is correct (with the missing ellipsis bits not making any difference to the rest), then the quote of Arius a few pages further on surely does show up a contradiction in the man's ...
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What is the Christological difference between the early Church fathers and the Arians?

In the middle of the first volume of his five voluminous work on the history of Christian theology, as a Lutheran historian Jaroslav Pelikan writes, The truth, even the truth of the Gospels, is never ...
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On what grounds was Arius refuted at the First Council of Nicaea?

There appears to be a misapprehension of what the Trinity actually teaches. So that to answer some of the questions here posed would be to implicity accept as true something never posited for belief. ...
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Did Arianism survive as Islam?

Islam is based on Arianism and originated from Arian's teachings according to the Qur'an and tradition. Nowhere in the Qur'an affirms that Jesus was the son of god. However, it calls Jesus the son of ...
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According to Jehovah’s Witnesses, in what way is Jesus human?

To answer this question properly, we must begin by clarifying the terms of discussion. The doctrine of the Trinity, properly speaking, does not touch upon the subject of the incarnation (i.e. the Word ...
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According to Jehovah’s Witnesses, in what way is Jesus human?

The Jehovah's Witnesses believe that Jehovah God has existed from eternity past, and that around a few billion years ago he created a Son, a god (Jn 1:1 NWT) named Michael the Archangel (Is Jesus the ...
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What do we know about Arian liturgy?

The most complete collection of texts on Arianism I know of is listed on the FCC website, but they are Mostly letters from and to Arian Auxentius. Most of the texts have links in the translation ...
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Why was Theodosius successful in ending the Arian Controversy?

Why was Theodosius successful in ending the Arian Controversy? Part of it was timing. The West was already Trinitarian in 379, one year prior to his edict (Cunctos populos). Thus unity existed in the ...
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Should a Protestant accept the Nicene Creed?

Luther is historically credited with the idea of "Sola Scriptura" (although earlier people used the principle extensively such as Wycliffe, and others). However, when Luther concluded his ...
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Should a Protestant accept the Nicene Creed?

Most Protestants accept the Nicene Creed. It's one of the most accepted creeds in the Christian world. Those that do include: Anglicans and Episcopalians Lutherans Methodists Christian Reformed The ...
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From whom or what did Arius learn his theology?

Arius was a conservative. He did not say anything new. Introduction Arius was a presbyter in the city of Alexandria, Egypt. In the year 318, he confronted his bishop Alexander for ‘erroneous’ ...
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Did Arius say that the Son is mutable?

If the Son is eternally begotten of the Father and is begotten of eternal life and possesses eternal life himself . . . . then he is immutable. If he is not so, but otherwise, then he has changed ...
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