Novatian No*va"tian, n. (Eccl. Hist.) One of the sect of Novatius, or Novatianus, who held that the lapsed might not be received again into communion with the church, and that second marriages are unlawful. [1913 Webster]

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  • Novatian — (circa 200–58) was a scholar, priest, theologian and antipope who held the title between 251 and 258.[1] According to Greek authors, pope Damasus I and Prudentius gave his name as Novatus. He was a noted theologian and writer, the first Roman… …   Wikipedia

  • Novatian — Novatian, auch Novatianus, (* um 200; † um 258) war Theologe und 251 bis 258 römischer Gegenbischof. Nachdem Bischof Fabianus im Januar 250 gestorben war, berief man Novatian zunächst zum Sprecher der Gemeinde. Alles deutete darauf hin, dass er… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Novatian — Novatian,   römischer Presbyter, theologischer Schriftsteller des 3. Jahrhunderts, ✝ als Märtyrer unter Kaiser Valerian (?); sein die abendländischen Positionen zur Christologie und Trinitätslehre zusammenfassendes Hauptwerk »De trinitate« hat… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • novaţian — novaţián s. m., adj. m., pl. novaţiéni; f. sg. novaţiánă, pl. novaţiéne Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  NOVAŢIÁN, Ă adj., s. m …   Dicționar Român

  • Novatian — ▪ antipope Latin  Novatianus   born c. 200, , Rome [Italy] died c. 258       the second antipope in papal history, in 251. He was the first Roman theologian to write in Latin and inspired the Novatian Schism a break from the Christian church by… …   Universalium

  • Novatian — (d. 257/8)    Antipope, Sect Founder and Martyr.    Little is known of the life of Novatian. He was a Roman presbyter who was elected Bishop of Rome in opposition to Pope Cornelius in 251. He was the author of an important work on the doctrine of …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Novatian — 1. noun A Roman priest, who became an antipope against St. Cornelius in 251 AD, and schismatic heresiarch as founder of a Christian sect known as Novatianism 2. adjective relating to the heresiarch Novatian (see above) and/or his schismatic sect …   Wiktionary

  • NOVATIAN —    a priest of the Church in Rome, a convert from paganism, who in the third century took a severe view of the conduct of those who had lapsed under persecution, particularly the Decian, and insisted that the Church, having no power to absolve… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • NOVATIAN — Novatianus …   Abbreviations in Latin Inscriptions

  • novatian — no·va·tian …   English syllables

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