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Introduction

Daniel H. Williams

in Ambrose of Milan and the End of the Arian-Nicene Conflicts

Published in print May 1995 | ISBN: 9780198264644
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682735 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264644.003.0001

Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies

Introduction

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This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of how the twin conceptions of a uniform, essentially pro-Nicene west and a religiously lifeless, politically manipulative Arianism have continued to colour many modern analyses of the Trinitarian conflicts in the later 4th century. It then turns to Ambrose of Milan, a bishop who was influential, politically and ecclesiastically, in effecting a decisive hegemony in the west for pro-Nicene theology.

Keywords: Arianism; Arians; pro-Nicene theology; Trinitarian conflict; Ambrose of Milan

Chapter.  4418 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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