By William C. Piercy, Henry Wace
Realize crucial, trustworthy info on over 800 Christian personalities, teams, and literature to the top of the 6th century A.D. during this special, concise quantity. It contains descriptions of the vital sects and heresies that challenged orthodox Christianity on a number of fronts in the course of the early years. A remarkably finished paintings, this quantity advanced from the celebrated four-volume Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature. For a person eager about the early church and the folk who made indelible marks in its tale, this can be a primary resource.
• good points trustworthy sketches of significant Christian personalities of the 1st six centuries. • Analyzes the files, creeds, and literature of the early church and its competitors. • Describes the critical sects and heretics of early Christianity, together with discussions of the theological traits of those rivals. • Covers greater than six hundred years of church heritage in a single handy quantity.
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82). He added acts of open violence to his urgency with the timid emperor, until he had gained his end in the final expulsion of the saint, June 20, 404. Nor was his hostility even now satiated. Acacius sent to Rome one Patronus, with letters accusing Chrysostom of being the author of the conflagration of his own church. The pope treated the accusation with deserved contempt, and Acacius was a second time suspended from communion with Rome (Pallad. p. 35), which he did not regain till 414, and then chiefly through Alexander of Antioch.
Ii. D. 341 (Soz. iii. 5), when in the presence of the emperor Constantius "the Golden Basilica" was dedicated by a band of ninety bishops, and he subscribed the ambiguous creeds then drawn up from which the term Homoousion and all mention of "substance" were carefully excluded. D. 347. They refused to submit to the sentence, and withdrew to Philippopolis, where they held a council of their own, deposing their deposers, including Pope Julius and Hosius of Cordova (Theod. ii. 26; Socr. ii. 16; Soz.
Vi. 13). A synod was therefore appointed for Nicomedia in Bithynia. A violent earthquake and the intrigues of the court brought about its division into two synods. D. 359. The latter separated without any definite conclusion. "The Arians, semi-Arians, and Anomoeans, mingled in tumultuous strife, and hurled anathemas at one another" (Milman, Hist. Christ. iii. c. 8). Whatever triumph was gained rested with the opponents of the Aetians, who appealed to the emperor and the court, and a second general council was summoned to meet at Constantinople (Athan.
A Dictionary of Early Christian Biography by William C. Piercy, Henry Wace