St Gregory of Elvira

(d. 392)

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(d. after 392),

Bp. of Elvira, near Granada. An intransigent opponent of Arianism, he supported the refusal of Lucifer of Cagliari to pardon those who had ‘Arianized’ at the Council of Ariminum (359), and after Lucifer's death he became the leader of the Luciferians. Now recognized as an important theologian, his writings are generally agreed to include the Tractatus Origenis, ‘Homilies on the Song of Songs’, and De Fide, a doctrinal work refuting Arianism. Feast day, 24 Apr.

Subjects: Christianity.

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