Eunomius

Eunomius

▪ Greek bishop

born c. 335, , Cappadocia, Asia Minor
died c. 394, , Dakora, Cappadocia

      extreme proponent of Arianism (q.v.). With the Arian philosopher and bishop Aëtius, he established the Eunomian sect (see Anomoean), which, although it had an ecclesiastical organization (centred on Constantinople) and several bishops, did not long survive Eunomius.

      After serving as secretary to Aëtius in Alexandria, Eunomius accompanied him to Antioch and was ordained deacon there. In 360 or later he was made bishop of Cyzicus in Mysia but soon was deposed because of his teachings. Although his views were initially sustained in a conference at Sirmium in 357, he jeopardized his position by his extremism, particularly in his endorsement of the semi-Arianism (q.v.) of Bishop Macedonius of Constantinople. Eunomius' doctrines were attacked by St. Basil and were finally condemned by the Council of Constantinople in 381; he was forced to spend his last years in retirement on his family estate. Most of the extensive writings of Eunomius were burned in 398 at the order of the emperor Arcadius, but enough of his work remains to show the hairsplitting subtlety of his mind.

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