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Archetypal Heresy: Arianism Through the Centuries

Maurice Wiles


Arianism is a fourth‐century heresy, which affirmed Christ to be divine, but not in the same full sense in which God the Father is divine. Traditional Trinitarianism, with its classical expression in the Nicene Creed, emerged out of controversy with Arianism and defined Christ as being of one substance with the Father. The overall aim of the book is to trace when and where beliefs of an Arian nature have recurred in the subsequent history of Christianity. It begins with an account of the main findings of recent scholarship on fourth‐century Arianism, which involve substantial revision of the t ... More

Keywords: Arianism, Clarke, Nicene Creed, heresy, Newman, Newton, Trinitarianism, Unitarianism, Whiston, Williams

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780199245918
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0199245916.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maurice Wiles, author
University of Oxford