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Apollinaris

Line breaks: Apol¦lin|aris
Pronunciation: /əˌpɒlɪˈnɛːrɪs
 
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Definition of Apollinaris in English:

( Circa 310-circa 390), bishop of Laodicea in Asia Minor. He upheld the heretical doctrine that Christ had a human body and soul but no human spirit, this being replaced by the divine Logos.

Derivatives

Apollinarian

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adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with Apollinaris

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