A heresy which arose in the fourth century, and denied the Divinity of Jesus Christ.
First among the doctrinal disputes which troubled Christians after Constantine had
recognized the Church in A.D. 313, and the parent of many more during some
three centuries, Arianism occupies a large place in ecclesiastical history. It is not a
modern form of unbelief, and therefore will appear strange in modern eyes. But we
shall better grasp its meaning
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Socinian tendency out of which Unitarian doctrines have grown
owes nothing to the school of Antioch or the councils which opposed Nicaea.
Neither has any Arian leader stood forth in history with a character of heroic
proportions. In the whole story there is but one single hero - the undaunted
Athanasius - whose mind was equal to the problems, as his great spirit to the
vicissitudes, a question on which the future of Christianity depended.