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Points of Departure

Lewis Ayres

in Nicaea and its Legacy

Published in print October 2004 | ISBN: 9780198755067
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602788 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198755066.003.0002
 Points of Departure

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Identifies a number of possible points of departure for considering the fourth century Trinitarian controversies and discusses three of them: the story of controversy in Alexandria between Arius and Alexander; the legacy of Origen’s theology; and a common culture of scriptural interpretation that shaped the controversies.

Keywords: Arius; exegesis; homoousios; Nicaea; Origen; scripture; Trinity

Chapter.  15304 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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