See also Kirschenmann, "Horace Bushnell: Orthodox or Sabellian
?" 49-59, which concludes for Bushnell's orthodoxy.
The word homoousios, at its first appearance in the middle of the third century, was therefore clearly connected with the theology of a Sabellian
or monarchian tendency.
(33) See Schleiermacher, "On the Discrepancy between the Sabellian
and Athanasian Method of Representing the Doctrine of the Trinity in the Godhead," translated with an introduction and additional remarks by M.
As turns out to be true in discussing almost any point in Schleiermacher's theology, his 'Sabellian
' doctrine of the Trinity becomes the key factor.
Peter thought amendments were badly needed and that Damian's arguments would confirm the tritheist contention that their opponents were Sabellian
I remember my pupils at Oxford asking me whether I thought Paul an adoptionist or a Sabellian
. The answer I should have given is that these are not true alternatives; but both are polemical statements which are extremely remote from the facts.
According to Canon 95 of the Quinisext Ecumenical Council, Arians, Macedonians, Novatians (Cathari), Aristeri, Tetradites, and Apollinarians ought to be received on their presentation of certificates of faith and on their anathematizing every heresy by the anointing of the holy chrism, as opposed to Paulianists, Eunomeans, Montanists, and Sabellians
, who ought to be rebaptized, while Manichoeans, Valentinians, Marcionites, Nestorians, Eutychians, Dioscorus, Severus, and all of similar heresies ought to give certificates of faith and anathematize each his own heresy in order to participate in the eucharist.
Among these factions were Paulinists, Johnnies, Samosatans, Sabellians
, Trinity, Anti-Trinity, Meletians, Taints, Semi-Arians, Nicene or Attanasias (Catholic), and Donatiests.
Augustine is careful to note that John 10:30 declares of the Father and the Son that "we" are one, so that there are still two who are one--in opposition to the Sabellians
, for whom the Father and the Son are the same.
The second group of heretics is the one that is the most significant for Peter the Venerable: the Arians, Macedonians, Sabellians
, Donatists, Pelagians, Nestorians, and Eutychians.
Since the Alexandrian Dionysius was in controversy with Sabellians
in Libya, it has been plausibly maintained that he fostered a marked anti-Sabellian reaction towards which Arius was drawn.
1-2 he never speaks of anyone claiming that there was only one hypostasis, although it must be admitted that he does so in his later writings, including later books of Io.(70) The writings composed later in Origen's life, however, as I noted earlier,(71) may refer to the later teachings of the Sabellians
, who do seem to have spoken of one person.