Key Facts:

Date 362
Location Alexandria
Summoned by Athanasius
Key Participant Eusebius of Vercelli
Key Events Arian controversy confronted; Publication of synodal letterĀ Tomus ad Antiochenos; moderate discipline for the pro-Arians; call for unity; anathemas to those who deemed the Holy Spirit a creature; call for clearer language regarding hypostases; vague compromising formula
Primary Source Descriptions Socrates, HE, 3.7-8

Surviving Documents:

Tomus ad Antiochenos (PG XXVI 796)


M. Simonetti, “Alexandria” in The Encyclopedia of the Early Church (New York: Oxford University Press, 1992).

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Last updated: 2-7-2012

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