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The Arian Controversy

The Arian Controversy

The Arian controversy in the early fourth century divided Christians in the Roman Empire. Arius, a priest from Alexandria, claimed that because Jesus was "begotten", he was a lesser divinity than God. However, Athanasius, an Alexandrian theologian, claimed Jesus was God incarnate.

In AD 325, at the Council of Nicea, a group of theologians gathered by Emperor Constantine and rejected the views of Arius. However, Christians continued to be divided on this subject for over a century.


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