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    The Arian Heresy

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    Thus, the rise in Arianism led to such a rise in internal conflict within the Church that it drew his attention. As a result, under the pretence of uniting his kingdom once again, he became another strong adversary to the spread of Arianism. Constantine first attempted to negotiate the matter through the court Bishop Hosius of Cordova, the most influential Bishop of Christendom at that period in history. This had no lasting effect on Arius as his heresy still spread across Alexandria and the Christian Kingdom. Constantine then resorted to requesting Alexander and Arius to internally solve the issue. When this too had failed, Constantine declared the first ecumenical council-- The First Council of Nicea on the 20th May of the year 325. This council was attended by over 300 bishops, clergy and laymen from the Christian kingdom, including Arius and a large following led…

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    Pocket History Of Church

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    the 3rd and 4th centuries controversy arose among the leaders and population due to the rising questioning of the humanity and divinity of Jesus Christ. At the beginning of the fourth century, the First Council of Nicaea was convened to come against the heretical teachings of Arius. Arius, a presbyter from Alexandria, along with his followers, believed that “before [the Son] was begotten or created or defined or established, he was not for he was not unbegotten and that the Son had a beginning…

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    Schism In Christianity

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    Necessitated by the three way schism within Arianism, Basil the Great and the Cappadocian Fathers further developed the Nicene Creed to attract the more moderate Arians, as well as answer the heresies of Macedonianism. The Fathers distinguished the persons of Father, Son, and Spirit, separate from the substance of the Godhead. “It sanctioned the theology of the Neo-Nicenes, confessed that the Spirit, too, was homoousios, and thus apparently enlarged the Nicene symbol…” (Margull, p.…

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    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…

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    Council Of Nicea Essay

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    Constantine I in Ad 325. This was the first effort to attain a consensus in the church through an assembly representing through all of the Christian kingdom. Its main accomplishments was the settlement of the Christian issue and their nature of the Son of God and his connection to the God the Father and the construction of the Creed of Nicaea. The Construction of the first council resulted in the first Christian doctrine which was soon called the Creed of Nicaea and with the creation of this…

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    The Trinitarian Controversy The Trinitarian controversy lasted from 318 to 382. There was tension between how we understand God which exists today. This controversy existed at an early stage; a period which is known Arianism. Arius was a Christian in Alexandria, Egypt. Arius wrote a letter to his Eusebius addressing this tension and his stance. He was opposed to the views of Eusebius regarding the trinity and the nature of Christ. Arius believed that God is with out a beginning and that the son…

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    In the span of fifteen hundred years, Eastern and Western Christianity had comparatively been influenced by Jesus’ teachings. The ideology of Jesus Christ included his virginal birth, his death, and resurrection. With this in mind, some of the important reoccurring issues in understanding both concerns for the East and West are founded in the sacramental and liturgical practices. Christ’s death and “resurrection became koinonia: or communion, fellowship, or the church [p. 33, Vol. 1].” The…

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    The development of Christology in the patristic period of Christianity was formed out of two main arguments, the logos’ relation with God and the logos’ relation with the human Jesus. It was of agreement that Jesus the Christ was on earth and that he was the logos, i.e. “Word of God” or “Son of God”. Two orators in particular drew the proverbial line in the sand between homoousios and homoiousios, of the same and of similar substance as the Father. This division was later coined the Arian…

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    Throughout Christian history there has been controversy about is Jesus really God, is the Holy Spirit a part of God, and is Jesus really full man and God.The first controversy was in 324 A.D. when Arius gives his position of God being the only eternal being and that Jesus the son is only a creature.Alexander (Bishop of Alexandria) response in disagreement was that Jesus is indeed a eternal being equal to God.This ultimately leads to Constantine calling the First Ecumenical Council in…

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    Why was Arianism so important in the History of the Church and how did it affect the Church? Well, Arianism was one of the most important and one of Catholicism bigger problems. A heresy which believed that Jesus Christ, was not on par with the Father in regards to his holiness and divinity. They said Jesus was instead “created” by the Lord to do his deeds. It took the Church a long time to prove to everyone that this heresy was false. Arianism was started in the Fourth century by a priest,…

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