Arianism

This book surveys Arianism, a Christian creed of great historical
importance, and advances scholarship through an innovative,
interdisciplinary approach.

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£12.95 ISBN-13: 9781641891004

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Marilyn Dunn

This book surveys Arianism, a Christian creed of tremendous historical importance that once served as the faith of Roman emperors and the barbarians on the frontiers alike, while it simultaneously advances existing scholarship by integrating the approaches of history and theology with those drawn from the cognitive science of religion. This paradigm shift allows us to understand the initial support for the Arian creed and its eventual rejection by Roman emperors; to recognize the nature of intuitions of divinity amongst Germanic peoples before their conversion; to discern the way in which these were translated into Christian belief; and to differentiate the beliefs of Arius from those called «Arians» by their opponents.

Contents

Introduction: What Was Arianism?
Chapter 1: Was Arius an Arian?
Chapter 2: Entry-Level Christianity
Chapter 3: Barbarian Homoianism after 381
Chapter 4: Barbarian Homoianism in the Fifth and Sixth Centuries
Chapter 5: Arianism after Arianism
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