Early Church History Research Paper

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In the beginning of early church history, different perspectives were addressed based on the Christological view and deity of Christ. The early western church fathers played a significant role in this era. The bishops of the church would meet together to discuss and debate their views and attempt to resolve the issues involving church doctrine. The texts of “Reading in Christian Thought” by Hugh Kerr, “Pocket History of the Church” by D. Jeffrey Bingham and “A Concise History of Christian Thought” by Tony Lane, all cover the history of Christian studies. Out of the first seven Ecumenical Councils there are three councils mentioned in this essay which include, the First Council of Nicaea (325), First Council of Constantinople (381), and the Council of Chalcedon (451). Overall these early ecumenical councils have changed the outlook of Christian beliefs, actions and practices within the Christian world.
During the times of early church history, the controversies over the deity of Christ were debated over the years. The First Council of Nicaea (325) claimed that Jesus is God and is equal to the Father. Arianism denied the full deity of Christ where Arius point of debate states that “the Son has a beginning, but without
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For the majority of my life, I attended a non-denominational church, where we welcome all types of backgrounds and different combinations of Christian beliefs. Our church does not recite any historical creeds, but we do state our confessions. Alike, most Christians, we believe that God is the Father, Jesus is the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Christology can compare with Nicene orthodoxy because it is based on the study of Christ. I can agree with the Nicene Creed because I believe that the aspects of it is completely true. God made everything from nothing and the bible gives a clear understanding that there is only one God which provides proof for the Nicene

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