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The Eusebians: The Polemic of Athanasius of Alexandria and the Construction of the `Arian Controversy'

David M. Gwynn

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199205554
eISBN:
9780191709425
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205554.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This monograph offers a historical and theological re-evaluation of the polemical writings of Bishop Athanasius of Alexandria (328-73) and their influence upon modern interpretations of the so-called ... More


Athanasius' Earliest Polemical Work: the ‘Eusebians’ in the Epistula Encyclica of 339

David M. Gwynn

in The Eusebians: The Polemic of Athanasius of Alexandria and the Construction of the `Arian Controversy'

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199205554
eISBN:
9780191709425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205554.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter analyzes the earliest extant polemical work of Athanasius against the ‘Eusebians’, the Epistula Encyclica of 339. This text identifies all the essential elements that recur throughout ... More


The Origin of the ‘Eusebians’ in the Polemic of Athanasius

David M. Gwynn

in The Eusebians: The Polemic of Athanasius of Alexandria and the Construction of the `Arian Controversy'

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199205554
eISBN:
9780191709425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205554.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter traces the origins of Athanasius’ polemic against the ‘Eusebians’. The ‘Eusebian party’ first appears in the Encyclical Letter of Athanasius’ predecessor Alexander, and the analysis of ... More


The Influence of Athanasius' Polemic 339–46

David M. Gwynn

in The Eusebians: The Polemic of Athanasius of Alexandria and the Construction of the `Arian Controversy'

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199205554
eISBN:
9780191709425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205554.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines the influence of Athanasius’ polemic upon the western Church in the period 339-46. This influence is particularly visible in two texts quoted by Athanasius in his Apologia ... More


Who were the ‘Eusebians’?

David M. Gwynn

in The Eusebians: The Polemic of Athanasius of Alexandria and the Construction of the `Arian Controversy'

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199205554
eISBN:
9780191709425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205554.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter begins with an analysis of the phrase hoi peri Eusebion and the implications of Athanasius’ presentation of his opponents as a ‘church party’. It then assesses the various passages in ... More


The ‘Eusebians’ in Action

David M. Gwynn

in The Eusebians: The Polemic of Athanasius of Alexandria and the Construction of the `Arian Controversy'

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199205554
eISBN:
9780191709425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205554.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines Athanasius’ presentation of the ‘Eusebians’ in action, particularly in the Historia Arianorum and the other works of his third exile (356-62). Those actions include the writing ... More


The ‘Arianism’ of the ‘Eusebians’

David M. Gwynn

in The Eusebians: The Polemic of Athanasius of Alexandria and the Construction of the `Arian Controversy'

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199205554
eISBN:
9780191709425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205554.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter assesses Athanasius’ presentation of the ‘Eusebians’ as ‘Arian’. After a brief introduction to Athanasius’ highly polarized heresiological polemic, it traces Athanasius’ construction of ... More


Canon Law and Episcopal Authority: The Canons of Antioch and Serdica

Christopher W. B. Stephens

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198732228
eISBN:
9780191796548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732228.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book focuses on canon law as the starting point for a new interpretation of divisions between East and West in the Church after the death of Constantine the Great. It challenges the common ... More


The Dedication Council

Christopher W. B. Stephens

in Canon Law and Episcopal Authority: The Canons of Antioch and Serdica

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198732228
eISBN:
9780191796548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732228.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter asks how the canons of Antioch can help us understand better the Dedication Council of 341. It proposes that the Dedication Council should be seen as a collective term for a range of ... More


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