Aerius sentence example
- The efficacy of prayers for the dead, and indirectly the doctrine of purgatory, were denied by early Gnostic sects, by Aerius in the 4th century, and by the Waldenses, Cathari, Albigenses and Lollards in the middle ages.
- Protests in favour of freedom were occasionally raised, not always in a very wise manner, or on very wise grounds, by various individuals such as Eustathius of Sebaste (c. 350), Aerius of Pontus (c. 375), and Jovinian, a Roman monk (c. 388).
- The views of Aerius, according to the representations of his bitter opponent Epiphanius (Haer.
- On the subject of fasting the views of Aerius are to a large extent shared by modern Protestant moralists.