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The doctrine of Arius, who taught that Jesus was not of the same substance as God, but a created being exalted above all other creatures.
source: Webster's New World College Dictionary, Fourth Edition
Three types of Arianism emerged: radical Arianism, which asserted that the Son was "dissimilar" to the Father; homoeanism, which held that the Son was similar to the Father; and semi-Arianism, which shaded off into orthodoxy and held that the Son was similar yet distinct from the Father.
source: BELIEVE Religious Information Source
Belief, taught by Arius in the 4th century, that Christ was created by the Father, and although greater than man he is inferior to the Father. Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria, wrote and campaigned against Arianism. It was delcared a heresy at the Council of Nicea in 325.
source: Glossary of Christianity
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