Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Nicaea and its LegacyAn Approach to Fourth-Century Trinitarian Theology$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Lewis Ayres

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780198755067

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0198755066.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 21 April 2019

Victory and the Struggle For Definition

Victory and the Struggle For Definition

Chapter:
(p.244) 10 Victory and the Struggle For Definition
Source:
Nicaea and its Legacy
Author(s):

Lewis Ayres (Contributor Webpage)

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198755066.003.0011

Begins with a discussion of Gregory Nazianzen’s preaching in Constantinople and the theology of the Theological Orations. Considers the imperial definition of Nicaea ‘orthodoxy’ in the early 380s. These definitions attempt to embody the pro-Nicene logic or grammar that had become the understood context for interpreting Nicaea. A discussion of the Council of Constantinople in 381 is followed by a discussion of Latin theology during the 365–400 period. In this discussion, the author focuses on Ambrose of Milan. Ends by arguing that the story of these controversies and of the non-Nicene theology should not be seen as ending in 381. By the early 380s the pro-Nicene ‘solution’ that endured had emerged, but argument and controversy continued.

Keywords:   Ambrose of Milan, Council of Constantinople, Damasus of Rome, imperial decrees, Gregory Nazianzen, pneumatology, Theodosius, Trinity

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .