Aerius of Pontus

Aerius of Pontus

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A rius of Pontus was a friend and fellow ascetic of Eustathius of Sebaste, who became Bishop of Sebaste (355), and who ordained A rius and placed him over the hospital or asylum in that city. A rius fell out with Eustathius, upbraided him for having deserted ascetic practices, and began to preach new doctrines, insisting that there was no sacred character distinguishing bishop or priest from laymen, that the observance of the feast of Easter was a Jewish superstition, and that it was wrong to prescribe fasts or abstinences by law, and useless to pray for the dead. For a time, he had many followers in Sebaste, but he could not make his tenets popular, and gradually he and his sect became an occasion of abuses, which made them odious. His movement is considered important by Protestants as indicating a tendency to some of their views even at this early period.show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • Log Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136774836
  • 9786136774831