In the literary tradition of late antiquity, there is only a single piece of evidence for the word Ἀρειανισμός/Areianismos, in Gregory of Nazianzus (Or. 21.22). The derivative neo-Latin term “Arianism” was constructed during the early modern period and subsequently adopted in the modern European languages (Fr. Arianisme; Ital. Arianesimo; Ger. Arianismus).
“Arianism,” in its proper sense, both in the history of theology and…
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Brennecke, Hanns Christof,
Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte.
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