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Arius

(A.D. 256-336) Arius was a presbyter in Alexandria, Egypt [see Map], when he came into disfavor with the prevailing church orthodoxy. At the Council of Nicaea [see Map section e-f/L-M] his views were put down as heretical. He regained favor towards the end of his life, but then his views were condemned permanently in 381.
Arius believed that the Son of God was not consubstantial with God the Father. Arius was not unique in believing that God preceded the Son.
Also see: Arian Controversy
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