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Audians (Audaeans).

Anthropomorphic Christian sect, schismatic, Quartodeciman (see Easter Controversy), and increasingly heretical; founded by Audius, 4th-c. Mesopotamian lay critic of the clergy's worldly ways, who was ordained bp. illicitly, banned to Scythia, and in old age worked as miss. among Goths.*

Epiphanius, Adversus octoginta haereses: opus quod inscribitur Panarium sive Arcula, LXX (MPG, 42, 339–374); Theodoret, HE, IV, ix.

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