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Arianism

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Arianism is a nontrinitarian Christological doctrine which asserts the belief that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who was begotten by God the Father at a point in time, a creature distinct from the Father and is therefore subordinate to him, but the Son is also God. Arian teachings were first attributed to Arius, a Christian presbyter in Alexandria of Egypt. The teachings of Arius and his supporters were opposed to the theological views held by Homoousian Christians, regarding the nature of the Trinity and the nature of Christ. The Arian concept of Christ is based on the belief that the Son of God did not always exist but was begotten by God the Father.
  • Types 

  • Origin 

  • Beliefs 

  • Homoian Arianism 

  • Struggles with orthodoxy 

  • Among medieval Germanic tribes 

  • From the 5th to the 7th century 

  • From the 16th to the 19th century 

  • Today