Archetypal Heresy by Maurice Wiles
Arianism through the Centuries

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Arians in the third century A.D. maintained that Jesus was less divine than God. Regarded as the archetypal Christian heresy, Arianism was condemned in the Nicene Creed and apparently squashed by the early church. Less well known is the fact that fifteen centuries later, Arianism was alive and well, championed by Isaac Newton and other scientists of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment. This book asks how and why Arianism endured.
 

About Maurice Wiles

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Maurice Wiles, Emeritus Regius Professor of Divinity, University of Oxford.
 
Published June 21, 2001 by Oxford University Press, USA. 216 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Nature & Wildlife, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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