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By William C. Piercy, Henry Wace

Observe crucial, trustworthy details on over 800 Christian personalities, teams, and literature to the tip of the 6th century A.D. during this certain, concise quantity. It comprises descriptions of the imperative sects and heresies that challenged orthodox Christianity on numerous fronts through the early years. A remarkably entire paintings, this quantity advanced from the prestigious four-volume Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature. For somebody thinking about the early church and the folks who made indelible marks in its tale, it is a primary resource.

• beneficial properties trustworthy sketches of significant Christian personalities of the 1st six centuries. • Analyzes the records, creeds, and literature of the early church and its competitors. • Describes the crucial sects and heretics of early Christianity, together with discussions of the theological trends of those rivals. • Covers greater than six hundred years of church heritage in a single handy quantity.

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Iii. 19). Here he was joined by his renowned pupil and secretary Eunomius (Greg. Nys. s. p. 299; Socr. H. E. ii. 22; Philost. H. E. iii. 20). Greater troubles were now at hand for Aetius. Basil of Ancyra denounced him to the civil power for his supposed complicity in the treasonable designs of Gallus, and he was banished to Pepuza in Phrygia. The influence of Ursacius and Valens procured his recall; but he was soon driven again into exile. The hard irreverence of Aetius, and the determination with which he pushed conclusions from the principles of Arius, shocked the more religious among the Arian party, and forced the bishops to use all measures to crush him.

Ep. 110). D. 421, he took the opportunity of writing to Atticus of Constantinople to apologize for the new bishop's having, in defiance of his better judgment, yielded to popular clamour and placed Chrysostom's name on the diptychs (Theod. v. 34; Niceph. xiv. 26, 27). On the rise of the Nestorian controversy Acacius endeavoured to act the part of a peacemaker, for which his age of more than 100 years, and the popular reverence which had gained for him the title of "the father and master of all bishops," well qualified him.

REV. I. G. D. Formerly Fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford. S. The late VERY REV. R. P. D. S. The late REV. G. T. A. Formerly Professor of Ecclesiastical History, Trinity College, Dublin. S. The late RIGHT REV. W. D. Formerly Bishop of Oxford. , with an Account of the Principal Sects and Heresies. T. The RIGHT REV. E. S. D. Bishop of Winchester. T. The late REV. R. ST. J. TYRWHITT. Formerly Student of Christchurch, Oxford. V. The late REV. CANON E. VENABLES. Formerly Precentor of Lincoln Cathedral.

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