The '''Council of Rimini''' (also called the '''Council of Ariminum''') was a local council of the early Christian church held in Ariminum (modern Rimini, Italy). The council was one of a number of councils during the middle of the fourth century that attempted to conciliate the continued disputes with adherents of forms of extreme [[Arianism]] following the First Ecumenical Council.
In 358, the Roman Emperor [[Constantius II]] requested two councils, one of western bishops at Ariminum and the other of eastern bishops at [[Council of Seleucia|Seleucia]] that were to resolve the Arian controversy over the nature of the divinity of Jesus Christ
that that continued to divided the fourth century church. The Seleucia was originally planned for [[Nicomedia]] but was held at Seleucia after an earthquake had struck Nicomedia.<ref>Philostorgius, in Photius, ''Epitome of the Ecclesiastical History of Philostorgius'', book 4, chapter 10.</ref>
In July 359, the western council of some 300 to 400<ref>Philostorgius, in Photius, ''Epitome of the Ecclesiastical History of Philostorgius'', book 4, chapter 10.</ref> [[bishop]]s met. Before the council met, Ursacius of Singidunum and Valens of Mursa proposed a new version of the creed, drafted earlier at a Council of Sirmium in 359, but not presented there. This version held that the Son was like the Father "according to the scriptures." This wording avoided the controversial terms ‘’ousia’‘ (essence), "same substance", and "similar substance."<ref>Socrates Scholasticus, ''Church History'', book 2, chapter 37.</ref> Others favored the Nicene Creed.<ref>Socrates Scholasticus, ''Church History'', book 2, chapter 37.</ref>
* Germinius of Sirmium
* Auxentius of Milan
* Demophilus of Constantinople
*[http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/13057b.htm Catholic Encyclopedia: Council of Rimini]