Lampsacus, Council of

Lampsacus, Council Of

(Concilium Lampsaceum), held at Lampsaki, on the Hellespont, A.D. 364, as Pagi shows. Orthodox bishops were invited to it; and it is described as a council of Homoiusians by Sozomen (6, 7) if the reading is correct. But those who directed it must have been really Semi-Arians; for they professed to be partisans of the Homoousian formula, and of the creed published at Antioch, besides siding with Macedonius, by whom the godhead of the Holy Ghost was denied. What made Sozomen think well of them probably was that they were treated with marked favor by Valentinian; while they condemned the extreme party which Valens espoused, and which he ordered them into exile for dissenting from. On this, too, they seem to have despatched a still more orthodox account of themselves to Rome, which dontented Liberius (Socinus, 4:12; comp. Mansi, 3:378).

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