Abstract

Abstract:

Among the differences that separated the Nicenes and the Homoians, their approach to converts baptized in another church was one of the most evident. This article argues that their adherence to contrary opinions on heretical baptism was not a consequence of a straightforward inheritance of two incompatible theologies of the past, but a direct result of the fourth-century debates over rebaptism that took place in the last phase of the Trinitarian controversy. A careful examination of those discussions makes it possible also to assess the role of such aspects as innovativeness, custom, and tradition in the forming of orthodoxy.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1086-3184
Print ISSN
1067-6341
Pages
pp. 635-663
Launched on MUSE
2019-12-14
Open Access
No
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