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Confusion and Controversy: AD 325–340

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/10.1093/0198755066.003.0005
 Confusion and Controversy: AD 325–340

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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

Chapter.  9587 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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