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Acacius of Caesarea
d. AD 365 • Bishop • Theologian
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Acacius of Caesarea
Acacius of Caesarea (d. 365), *Arian theologian. A disciple of *Eusebius Pamphili and his successor in the see of *Caesarea (in Palestine) in 341, he was a representative of strict Arianism. Under the Emp. Constantius he was pronounced deposed by the Council of *Sardica (343) and became one of the
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
Acacius of Caesarea
Acacius of Caesarea (?–366). Defender of Arianism, specifically in its Homoean form. Because his Arianism was moderate, he was condemned not only by the extreme Arians but also by the orthodox. His importance for the Homoean party was such that for some time those who followed that interpretation were
A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines, Volumes I–IV
Acacius (2)
(2) Bishop of Caesarea, from a personal defect known as ὁ μονόφθαλμος, the pupil and biographer of Eusebius, the Church historian. He succeeded his master as bishop, a.d. 340 (Socr. H. E. ii. 4; Soz. H. E. iii. 2). He is chiefly known to us as the bitter and uncompromising adversary of Cyril of Jerusalem,
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
Acacius of Caesarea
ACACIUS of Caesarea (d. 365). Successor to *Eusebius in 340 as bishop of Caesarea (Palestine) and heir of the anti-*Nicene and moderate tendencies of his predecessor, Acacius was among the principal representatives of the *Eusebians. We find him at *Serdica (343), and then in 357 at a small pro-*Arian