|Location||Sirmium (in modern-day Serbia)|
|Number of Participants
||Various Eastern bishops|
||Basil of Ancyra; Photinus|
|Purpose||To examine the theology of Photinus|
||The debate between Basil and Photinus; Photinus’ subsequent condemnation; the production of a formula of faith which repeats that of Antioch AD 341; the production of 27 anathemas against Photinus as well as Marcellus of Ancyra; Athanasius deposed and condemned again.|
||Athanasius, De Synodis II.27; Epiphanius Panarion 71.1-5; Sulpicius Severus, Chronica 2.37.5; Socrates HE 2.29-30; Sozomen HE 4.6 (The latter two confuse this council with the council held in this city in 357.)|
Barnes, T.D. Athanasius and Constantius (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1993), 109-110.
Hanson, R.P.C. The Search for the Christian Doctrine of God (New York: T&T Clark, 1988), pp. 325-329.
Simonetti, M. “Sirmium” in The Encyclopedia of the Early Church (New York: Oxford University Press, 1992), vol. 2, p. 783.
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