Maimbourg's Millennium and the Second Death of Arianism

Maurice Wiles

in Archetypal Heresy

Published in print April 2001 | ISBN: 9780199245918
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600814 | DOI:
 Maimbourg's Millennium and the Second Death of Arianism

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The seventeenth‐century Jesuit historian Louis Maimbourg spoke of a first death of Arianism at the conversion of the Lombard kingdom to orthodoxy in 662 ce, with a brief revival initiated by Michael Servetus at the time of the Reformation leading to a second death around 1660 ce. This chapter surveys that millennium briefly, illustrating the occasional reference to Arianism in the Middle Ages, and looking in a little more detail at the anti‐Nicene teaching of Servetus and the more explicitly Arian‐type teaching of anti‐Trinitarian theology in Poland.

Keywords: anti‐Trinitarian; Lombard; Middle Ages; Poland; Servetus

Chapter.  4394 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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