Episode 5: Arius


The Council of Nicaea and Arius’ Death

If you know anything about early church history, you’ve probably heard of the Council of Nicaea and the heretic, Arius. But the story is shrouded in mystery. In this episode, we try to untangle the web of legends and lies to find the true story of Arius. 

In this episode we have two special guests. Travis Tarver joins us for a taste of the alcohol of the heretics. Sam Davidson tells us about Santa Claus slapping heretics and reviving children from their pickle.


Santa Slapping Arius and Arius' Death

Santa Slapping Arius and Arius’ Death

Ancient History and Texts

Ancient texts from the Eary “Arian” Controversy

Socrates’ Ecclesiastical History

Sozomen’s Ecclesiastical History

Theodoret’s Ecclesiastical History

Modern Scholarship on the “Arian” Controversies

The Search for the Christian Doctrine of Godby R.P.C. Hanson

Arius: Heresy and Tradition, by Rowan Williams

From Nicaea to Chalcedon, by Frances M. Young

Nicaea and its Legacyby Lewis Ayers


“Night Owl” by Broke For Free (cc by-nc 3.0)
“What’s Up” by Paolo Pavan (cc by-nc-sa 4.0)
“XXV” by Broke for Free (cc by-nc 3.0)
“Modulation of the Spirit” by Little Glass Men (cc by 3.0)
“Failed Moments” by Ari de Niro (cc by-nc 3.0)
“Wild Things (Instrumental)” by YEYEY  (cc by-nc 3.0)
“Play Pelagic” by Little Glass Men (cc by 4.0)
“Bountiful” by Podington Bear (cc by-nc 3.0)
“Jingle Bells” by Podington Bear (cc by-nc 3.0)
“Just Watching” by Podington Bear (cc by-nc 3.0)

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