September 6th, 2013
[air''-ee-uh-niz''-um] The teachings of 4th Century theologian Arius who lived and taught in Alexandria, Egypt. His controversial teachings on the relationship of Jesus Christ to God the Father led to the Council of Nicea. Arius believed that Jesus was not one with the Father, and that he was not fully divine in nature, though almost. The Council deemed Arius’ teaching heretical and homoousioswas declared the official teaching of the Church.
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