Acacius of Caesarea

(d. 365)

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(d. 365),

Arian theologian. He succeeded Eusebius in the see of Caesarea (in Palestine) in 341, but was pronounced deposed by the Council of Sardica (343). In 359 he proposed a Homoean Creed at the Council of Seleucia. He signed the Creed of Nicaea in 363 but returned to Arianism and was deposed in 365. His followers (‘Acacians’) were a distinct and important theological party between 357 and 361.

Subjects: Christianity.

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