Monarchians

A theological party of the third century, who maintained that God is one, immutable and primary. Their opponents turned upon them, and nicknamed them Patripassians (q.v.), saying that according to such a doctrine God the Father must have suffered on the cross.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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