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Indeed, supporters of "Arianism" proved stubbornly unaware of having been dealt their final blow and continued to produce liturgical and polemical writings long into the fifth century.
It does not matter whether one scrutinizes Pope's "School Divine" or William Empson's wicked dictator of Paradise Lost, or attempts to ascertain the exact quality of Milton's Arianism, Sabellianism, Socinianism, or general rejection of Nicene Trinitarianism in De Doctrina Christiana, the problems are apparent.
In "Heresy and Consequences," the collection's second section, John Rumrich's essay on Milton's Arianism, Stephen Fallon's on Milton and election, and William Kerrigan's on Milton and kisses explore the implications of recognizing Milton's heresies for reading his work.
Arianism was the only heresy ever to become a state religion, under Constantine II (337-361).
The story has been viewed as representing part of Soloviev's "veiled controversy with Tolstoy," his final salvo, as it were, in an intense debate over spiritual matters which had gone on for years.(62) The issue, of course, was Tolstoy's "new religion," which Soloviev understood to be but a variant of ancient heresies such as Arianism and Monophysitism.
In 418, Augustine initiated his critique of Arianism, a matter of increasing concern as the barbarians, most of whom were Arian, pressed farther and farther southwards.
The powerful and growing faction known as Arianism held essentially that He was not.
I do not think that Arianism should be explained as an intrusion from alien philosophy into Christian debate.(15) Moreover I think it was predominantly an Alexandrian development.
It also presupposes at least a nodding acquaintance on the reader's part of topics as diverse and daunting as Arianism, Socianism, Behmenism and Hutchinsonianism.
41.11 and Orosius 7.26 confess their ignorance (but Orosius elsewhere, 7.28.23, attributes it to Crispus' supposed arianism), many authors (Eutropius 10.6.3, Sozomenes 1.5, Zonaras 13.2, Zosimus 2.29) saw a connection with the Empress Fausta's death some months later.
Believers took this event as substantiation of the fifth-century reports of miracles through which Christian martyrs were able to refute the heresy of Arianism though they had their tongues cut out, while sceptics pointed out that the reports were based on hearsay evidence, and the Gloucestershire clergyman's tongue had not been cut out radicitus, but only amputated at the tip.
These affirmations place Catholicism and Evangelicalism apart from the Arianism of much mainstream Protestantism.