THE ARIANS OR EUDOXIANS.
(Bright. Ut supra.)
"The Arians or Eudoxians." By these are meant the ordinary Arians of the
period, or, as they may be called, the Acacian party, directed for
several years by the essentially worldly and unconscientious Eudoxius.
His real sympathies were with the Anomoeans (see Tillemont, Memoires,
vi., 423, and compare his profane speech recorded by Socrates, H. E.,
ii., 43): but, as a bishop of Constantinople, he felt it necessary to
discourage them, and to abide by the vague formula invented by Acacius
of Caesarea, which described the Son as "like to the Father," without
saying whether this likeness was supposed to be more than moral (cf.
Newman, Arians, p. 317), so that the practical effect of this "homoion"
was to prepare the way for that very Anomoeanism which its maintainers
were ready for political purposes to disown.