Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
The followers of Macarius, an Egyptian monk, who was distinguished towards the close of the fourth century for his sanctity and virtue. In his writings there are some superstitious tenets, and also certain opinions that seem tainted with Origenism. The name has been also applied to those who adopted the sentiments of Macarius, a native of Ireland, who about the close of the ninth century, propagated in France the tenet afterwards maintained by Averrhoes, that one individual intelligence or soul performed the spiritual and rational functions in all the human race.
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Macarians'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/m/macarians.html. 1802.