Monarchian
Monarchian Mo*nar"chi*an, n. (Eccl. Hist.) One of a sect in the early Christian church which rejected the doctrine of the Trinity; -- called also {patripassian}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Monarchian — noun Date: 1765 an adherent of one of two anti Trinitarian groups of the second and third centuries A.D. teaching that God is one person as well as one being • Monarchianism noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Monarchian — See Monarchianism. * * * …   Universalium

  • Monarchian — n. (Christianity) a heretic who adhered to the belief that the Trinity does not exist …   English contemporary dictionary

  • monarchian — mo·nar·chi·an …   English syllables

  • Monarchian — /məˈnakiən/ (say muh nahkeeuhn) Christianity –noun 1. someone who holds that God must be understood as being a single deity, and rejecting the doctrine of the Trinity. Compare Unitarian (def. 1). 2. an adherent of a 2nd–3rd century heresy… …   Australian English dictionary

  • monarchian — I. ēən noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Late Latin monarchianus, from monarchia monarchy, individual rule + Latin anus an more at monarchy : an adherent of Monarchianism II …   Useful english dictionary

  • modalistic monarchian — noun Usage: usually capitalized both Ms : an adherent of Modalistic Monarchianism …   Useful english dictionary

  • Monarchianism — Monarchian, adj., n. Monarchianist, n. /meuh nahr kee euh niz euhm/, n. Theol. any of several doctrines of the Christian church in the 2nd and 3rd centuries A.D., emphasizing the unity of God by maintaining that the Father, the Son, and the Holy… …   Universalium

  • patripassian — Monarchian Mo*nar chi*an, n. (Eccl. Hist.) One of a sect in the early Christian church which rejected the doctrine of the Trinity; called also {patripassian}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Praxeas — was a Monarchian from Asia Minor who lived in the end of the 2nd century/beginning of the 3rd century. He believed in the unity of the Godhead and vehemently disagreed with any attempt at division of the personalities or personages of the Father …   Wikipedia

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