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(c. 315—367) French bishop

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Arianism

Arianism  

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In Christian theology, the main heresy denying the divinity of Christ, originating with the Alexandrian priest Arius (c. 250–c. 336). Arianism maintained that the son of God was created by the Father ...
Auxentius

Auxentius  

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(d. 373/4), Bp. of Milan from 355. He was the most prominent supporter of Arianism in the West. Despite condemnation for heresy at Councils at Paris (360) and Rome (372), he held his see until his ...
Blasphemy of Sirmium

Blasphemy of Sirmium  

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The doctrinal formula issued by the Council of Sirmium (modern Sremska Mitrovica) in 357, setting out the teaching of the extreme Arians. All mention of the term ‘substance’ in Trinitarian ...
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 ...
dove

dove  

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The dove is used as a Christian symbol for peace and reconciliation, for the Holy Spirit, for the Church, and for the individual soul regenerated by Baptism. The ‘Eucharistic Dove’ is a hollow ...
Fridolin

Fridolin  

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(6th century(?),abbot, founder of Sackingen. There was a notable cult in Austria, southern Germany, and Switzerland; pilgrims came from the British Isles. His unreliable Life described him as an ...
Genesius of Arles

Genesius of Arles  

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(d. c.303),martyr. This saint is mentioned in the Martyrology of Jerome, in the writings of Prudentius, Venantius Fortunatus, Hilary, and Gregory of Tours, and there can be little doubt that he was a ...
Johann Froben

Johann Froben  

(c.1460–1527),German humanist printer, born in Hammelburg (Bavaria). He moved to Basel in 1491, and trained as a printer and scholarly editor in the workshop of Amerbach, where he worked ...
Liberius

Liberius  

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Pope from 352 to 366. Ordered by the Arian Emp. Constantius to assent to the condemnation of St Athanasius as a rebel, Liberius refused and was banished from Rome in 355. In 357 he submitted and in ...
Lupus of Troyes

Lupus of Troyes  

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(d. 478),bishop. He is known and culted in England because of his association with Germanus of Auxerre, who preached effectively against the Pelagians on his two visits to Britain. Lupus was born in ...
lying

lying  

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A lie is a statement not in accordance with the mind of the speaker, made with the intention of deceiving. Both in the OT and NT the practice of lying is denounced. Theologians have argued whether a ...
Scipione Maffei

Scipione Maffei  

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(1675–1755), historian. His main historical work centred on his native city of Verona. In 1712 he discovered the Theodosian Collection (q.v.).
St Eusebius

St Eusebius  

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(d. 371), Bp. of Vercelli from 340. He was a strong supporter of orthodoxy in the Arian controversy. Three letters have survived. A treatise De Trinitate, traditionally attributed to Athanasius, has ...
St Leo I

St Leo I  

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(d. 461)Pope from 440. His Papacy is remarkable for the extent to which he advanced and consolidated the influence of the Roman see. He tried to strengthen the Church by energetic central government ...
St Martin

St Martin  

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(d. 397), Bp. of Tours and a patron saint of France. He was born of pagan parents in Hungary, either c.315 or c.336. Forced to adopt his father's profession of soldiering, he gave half his cloak to a ...
St Phoebadius

St Phoebadius  

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(d. c.395), Bp. of Agen in S. France. He opposed Arianism and attacked the Sirmian formula of 357 in his Liber contra Arianos. In 359 he signed the formula of Ariminum but denounced the Council when ...
Venantius Fortunatus

Venantius Fortunatus  

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(c.530–c.610), Latin poet. Born near Venice, c.565 he went on a pilgrimage to the tomb of St Martin of Tours; he settled at Poitiers, of which he became bishop towards the end of the 6th cent. He ...

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