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Christianity in France

Christianity in France  

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Christianity seems to have been introduced into Gaul in the 2nd cent. by missionaries from Asia Minor. The Christian community at Lyons suffered persecution in 177. A Gallic episcopate was ...
Church of England

Church of England  

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The Christian Church which is ‘by law established’ in England. The Church of England is a consequence of the Reformation, as this was mediated under the 16th-cent. Tudor sovereigns. As ...
Constantine I

Constantine I  

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‘the Great’ (c. ad 272/3–337), b. in the Balkan province of Moesia, was son of Constantius I and Helena. When Constantius, now senior Augustus, died at Eburacum (306), his troops proclaimed ...
Donatism

Donatism  

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The Donatists were a schismatic body in the African Church. They refused to accept Caecilian, Bp. of Carthage (consecrated most probably in 311), on the ground that his consecrator had been a ...
lapsi

lapsi  

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(Lat., ‘the fallen’). Those who in varying degree denied the Christian faith under persecution. Apostasy was regarded as the most serious sin a Christian could commit, and was perhaps at first ...
Reims

Reims  

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A city of northern France, which was the traditional coronation place of most French kings and is noted for its fine 13th-century Gothic cathedral.
St Paulinus

St Paulinus  

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(d. 358),Bp. of Trier. He was a disciple of St Maximin, whom he succeeded in the see of Trier. A strong opponent of Arianism, he was banished after the ...
St Symmachus

St Symmachus  

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(d. 514), Pope from 498. He was opposed by a rival candidate, who secured the support of Theodoric, but in 507 Theodoric withdrew his opposition. In the latter part of his pontificate Symmachus ...
St Valerian

St Valerian  

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(d. after 450), Bp. of Cemele (now Cimiez) in S. Gaul. He was present at the Councils of Riez (439) and Vaison (442), and he upheld the jurisdictional claims of the see of Arles against Leo I. ...
usury

usury  

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An excessively high rate of interest. In Christian countries the term was formerly used to condemn all forms of lending on interest, a prohibition that has been maintained by Islam. See Islamic ...
Valens

Valens  

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(4th cent.), Bp. of Mursa (modern Osijek). With Ursacius, he was an Arian leader in the W. Pupils of Arius, they became bitter enemies of St Athanasius. They attacked him or adopted a more ...
York

York  

A Roman legionary fortress, colonia, and provincial capital, Eboracum was founded in the early 70s ad as a fortress for legio IX Hispana. After the withdrawal of IX Hispana, its place was taken by ...

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