Charles Buck Theological Dictionary: ACACIANS

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Charles Buck Theological Dictionary: ACACIANS


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A sect of heretics in the 4th century; so named from Acacius, bishop of Caesarea, who denied the Son to be of the same substance with the Father, though some of them allowed that he was of a similar substance. Also the name of another sect, named after Acacius, patriarch of Constantinople, in the fifth century, who favoured the opinions of Eutychus.

See EUTYCHIANS.