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Nicaea and its LegacyAn Approach to Fourth-Century Trinitarian Theology$
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Lewis Ayres

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780198755067

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0198755066.001.0001

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Confusion and Controversy: AD 325–340

Confusion and Controversy: AD 325–340

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(p.85) 4 Confusion and Controversy: AD 325–340
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Nicaea and its Legacy
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DOI:10.1093/0198755066.003.0005

Initially focuses on the council and creed of Nicaea. Sketches the course of the discussion at the council and asks if the creed was intended as a universal standard of faith. The middle sections of the chapter focuses on Nicaea’s controversial terminology. The author then asks if we can identify a common theology among the architects of the creed. The last section of the chapter narrates the progress of controversy after Nicaea up to 342.

Keywords:   Arius, Athanasius, creed, Homoousios, Nicaea, Ousia

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