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Acacius of Caesarea

(d. ca. 366). Succeeded Eusebius* of Caesarea as bp. Caesarea; homoean Arian (held that the Son is like the Father but not necessarily in essence; see Homoios); deposed ca. 343 by Council of Sardica*; proposed Arian creed at Council of Seleucia* 359; drew up acts of Arian syn. at Constantinople 360. Followers called Acacians. Works exist only in fragments.

Jerome, letters and De viris illustribus, 98; Socrates, HE, ii 4; Epiphanius, Panarion, lxii 6–10.

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