c.250 - c.336
Theologian in Alexandria

Arius was a priest in Alexandria, Egypt. Arius was the author of the Arian controversy which taught that Christ was created - therefore not eternal - and different from the Father.

Arius opponent, Athanasius, defended the orthodox inter-pretation of Trinity, saying that the Son is equal to the Father.

Emperor Constantine called the Council of Nicaea in 325, where Arius was condemmed as heretical.

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