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Nicaea and its Legacy: An Approach to Fourth-Century Trinitarian Theology

Lewis Ayres

Abstract

The first part of the book offers a new narrative of the fourth-century Trinitarian controversies. It takes forward modern revisionary scholarship, showing the slow emergence of the theologies that came to constitute pro-Nicene orthodoxy. Ancient heresiological categories, such as ‘Arian’ and ‘Neo-Arian’, are avoided while the unity of ‘Nicene’ theologies is not assumed. The second part offers a new account of the unity in diversity of late fourth-century pro-Nicene theologies. In particular it is argued that the Nicene-Constantinopolitan creed and the statements of unity and plurality in the ... More

Keywords: Trinitarian theology, pro-Nicene, Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nyssa, Augustine of Hippo, fourth-century, Nicaea

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780198755067
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2005 DOI:10.1093/0198755066.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lewis Ayres, author
Assistant Professor of Historical Theology, Candler School of Theology and the Graduate Division of Religion, Emory University
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