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Hilary of Poitiers

(ca. 315–367). “Athanasius of the West”; b. Poitiers, Fr. (Gaul), of pagan parentage; bp., though married, ca. 350; opposed Arianism*; banished 356 to Phrygia, in Asia Minor, an Arian stronghold; returning ca. 361, he purged Gaul of the heresy, but was less successful in It.; outstanding Lat. theol.; hymnist. Works include De Trinitate. See also Patristics, 6.

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