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ARIUS ("Apews)

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Originally appearing in Volume V02, Page 543 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ARIUS ("Apews), a name celebrated in ecclesiastical history, not so much on account of the personality of its bearer as of the " Arian " controversy which he provoked. Our knowledge of Arius is scanty, and nothing certain is known of his birth or of his early training. Epiphanius of Salamis, in his well-known treatise against eighty heresies (Hier. lxix. 3), calls him a Libyan by birth, and if the statement of Sozomen, a church historian of the 5th century, is to be trusted, he was, as a member of the Alexandrian church, connected with the Meletian schism (see 30000=2 1.1_3-'8'391 • • • (3, 425, 93p9-)• =10000 -1-Iii-14i-l- • • . (g, 359 92,)•
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