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Arianism Line breaks: Arian|ism
Pronunciation: /ˈɛːrɪəˌnɪz(ə)m/

Definition of Arianism in English:


[mass noun] Christian Theology
The main heresy denying the divinity of Christ, originating with the Alexandrian priest Arius (circa 250-circa 336). Arianism maintained that the son of God was created by the Father and was therefore neither coeternal nor consubstantial with the Father.
Example sentences
  • Opposing all forms of Arianism, which denied Christ's divinity, Athanasius taught that Christ the Son, and likewise the Holy Spirit, were of the same being as God the Father.
  • This is quite different from the concentration on Proverbs 8: 22 during the early theological controversy of Arianism.
  • In the meantime, the main heresy condemned at the council, Arianism, became ascendant and almost triumphed over orthodoxy.
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