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The Beginnings of Rapprochement

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/10.1093/0198755066.003.0008
 The Beginnings of Rapprochement

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Begins by discussing the relations between Church and Emperor between 360 and 378. The period as a whole is marked by a gradual coalescing of a ‘pro-Nicene’ theological position in which different theologies come to recognise Nicaea as a standard of orthodoxy. The same theologies also come to a common theological grammar which recognises the unity of God and the irreducibility of the persons. Explores this emergence of a pro-Nicene theology in Athanasius and in Latin theology in the early 360s. Ends with a more detailed treatment of Hilary’s theology.

Keywords: Antioch; Athanasius; Church and State; Hilary of Poitiers; Homoians; Homoiousians; Latin theology; pro-Nicene theology

Chapter.  9820 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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