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Eusebians
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“The Eusebians” (hoi peri Eusebion or more rarely hoi amphi Eusebion: lit. “the ones around Eusebius”) is the title commonly used to denote a prominent bloc within the 4th-century CE eastern church, named for their reported leader Eusebius of Nicomedia. The title originated in Nicene writers, particularly Athanasius of Alexandria, as a polemical reference to what they believed to be an “Arian” faction who plotted against orthodox bishops in support of their heresy. Yet the individuals named in our sources…

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Gwynn, David M. , “Eusebians”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 19 April 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_eeco_SIM_00001172>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180921



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