Essay on After the Way Called Heresy Book Review
Apostolic School of Theology
After the Way Called Heresy Book Review
Throughout the line of church history, Oneness doctrine has suffered persecution,
Condemnation, and expulsion. Many believe that the dogma of the Trinity has been the True doctrine of the early church, but the truth is that since the birth of the church which in the Book of Acts. The Mighty God in Christ doctrine is in fact the doctrine of the early church. This Movement did not die out in the third and fourth centuries, but has continued to grow and now is One of the fastest growing Movements in the twentieth century. …show more content…
In the third century Christianity was growing rapidly and now Christians were consider illegal throughout the empire, though some emperors still persecuted Christians off and on until the, “ Edict of Milan”, (p.20). It is also a time when men like Tertullian and Origen started to questioned the message of the apostles. Even though all these thing where happening in the third century the doctrine of one person in the Godhead was still being preach and taught in the church.
Chapter four explains that when the fourth century was completed anyone believing in the Mighty God in Christ doctrine was consider heretical. We also see the Council of Nicaea take place in, (A.D.). This in turn created great debates over the Trinitarian dogma.
This chapter discussed the events that took place in the fifth, sixth, and seventh centuries. There were two important events that took place in this period, the first was, the increase of power in the Roman Catholic Church and the fall of the empire. In the fifth century the Christological Dilemma began, and the two main people of this argument was Nestorius and Cyril of Alexandria. Nestorius didn’t like using the term Theotokos (Mother of God), he rather call her Mother of Christ, while Cyril liked to call Mary Theotokos