Did Arius mix theology with pagan philosophy?
Over the centuries, Arius was always accused of mixing philosophy with theology. This article shows that that is not true. Arius did use principles from philosophy, but not more than any other theologian. In fact, the opposite is true: According to R.P.C. Hanson, it was the Cappadocian fathers, who developed pro-Nicene theology and the Trinity doctrine late in the fourth century, who were deeply influenced by philosophy.