Definition of Apollinaris in English:


Syllabification: A·pol·li·nar·is
Pronunciation: /əˌpäləˈnərəs
( Circa 310-circa 390), bishop of Laodicea in Asia Minor. He upheld the heretical doctrine that Jesus Christ had a human body and soul but no human spirit, this being replaced by the divine Logos.



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  • Whatever the end, the Apollinarians served their Emperors for almost half a millennium, epitomizing the loyalty, bravery and military proficiency of the Roman Legionnaire.
  • Later, the Apollinarians denied that he had a human spirit.
  • At times Augustine sounds Apollinarian as he speaks of Christ as the Person of the Logos, but at others, like the Antiochenes, he sharply distinguishes two natures.

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