Arian missionary to the Goths (q.v.). He was captured by the Goths and spent several years among them before being sent by them on an embassy to Constantinople (q.v.). There, in 341, he allowed Eusebios of Nikomedia (q.v.), who was an Arian, to consecrate him as bishop (q.v.). Subsequent missionary activity among the Goths included his translation of the Bible into Gothic, for which purpose he created a Gothic alphabet. This, the first vernacular Bible, undoubtedly strengthened Arianism (q.v.) among the Goths. Nevertheless, Arianism proved to be an obstacle to their acceptance as citizens of the empire, once Nicene Orthodoxy (q.v.) became the official state religion under Theodosios I (q.v.).

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