The Blasphemy of Sirmium (357) and Basil of Ancyra

Carl L. Beckwith

in Hilary of Poitiers on the Trinity

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780199551644
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191720789 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies

 The Blasphemy of Sirmium (357) and Basil of Ancyra

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This chapter argues that the synod of Sirmium (357) and its theological manifesto led Hilary to recast his efforts against his Homoian opponents. Following this synod, Basil of Ancyra and his theological circle issued a letter rejecting the Homoian theology of the Sirmium manifesto and stated their own Homoiousian theology. This chapter reviews in detail both the Sirmium manifesto and the Homoiousian response to it.

Keywords: synod of Sirmium; Basil of Ancyra; George of Laodicea; Photinus of Sirmium; Homoians; Homoiousians

Chapter.  6073 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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