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Bible Encyclopedias

1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

Eusebius, Bishop of Vercelli

Bishop of Vercelli (d. 371), is notable not only as a stout opponent of Arianism, but also as having been, with St Augustine, the first Western bishop to unite with his clergy in adopting a strict monastic life after the Eastern model (see Ambrose, Ep. 63 ad Vercellenses, § 66). The legend that he was stoned to death by the Arians was probably invented for the edification of the Orthodox.

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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Eusebius, Bishop of Vercelli'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/bri/e/eusebius-bishop-of-vercelli.html. 1910.

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