Eudoxius

, the founder of a sect of heretics in the fourth century, was a native of Arabissus in W. of the Caspian Sea and N. of Kurdistan Mts., anciently independent, now divided between Turkey, Russia, and Persia, occupying a plateau interspersed with fertile valleys,…">Armenia Minor, and patriarch of E. and the W., and accordingly a busy centre of trade; once…">Antioch, to which he was advanced in the year 356, and of S. and by the Golden Horn on the N., on the opposite side…">Constantinople, to which he was promoted in the year 359, and which he retained till his death in the year 370. He was a great defender of the Arian doctrine, though represented as somewhat fluctuating and unsteady in his principles, and was a bitter persecutor of the catholics. Of his works no remains are extant, except some fragments of a treatise “De Incarnatione Dei verbi;” to which Cave has referred. The Eudoxians adhered to the errors of the Arians and Eunomians, maintaining that the Son was created out of nothing that he had a will distinct and different from that of the Father, &c. 1

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Moreri.—Cave, vol. I.