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    This essay will address the question, what is a Creed and why did the Church feel the need to produce them? To begin with the essay will define a Creed, later providing context as to why they were. Furthermore, the essay will explain and explore numerous avenues for the Church initiating the creation of Creeds, issues, Church identity, theology, evangelism, ecclesiology, and politics. A Creed has been described as an expression that elaborates on essential Biblical truths, with an attempt to try and encapsulate scripture (Bromiley, 1984, pp283), leading to the definition of a Creed as, “a concise statement of Christian doctrine” (Fahlbusch, 1998, pp727). However, it seems some consider this widely accepted definition is arbitrary and slightly…

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    The west resurrected Tertullian’s view in the debate in that Christ was two natures in one person. This reasoning balanced and helped a compromise to be reached between the East and its notions but the controversy was still not over. The Nicene Creed which took place prior in the Trinitarian Controversy was still an issue. Apollinaris of Laodicea who was a strong supporter of the the Nicene Creed believed he could help the situation. He formulated a doctrine which stated that Christ had no…

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    Plato Assassin's Greed

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    Reading Report II “Nothing is true, everything is permitted.” This is the great philosophy of the Assassin’s Order in Ubisoft’s critically acclaimed video game series, Assassin’s Creed. It quickly amassed a large following due to its stunning visuals, advanced game engine, and controversial Da Vinci Code-esk narrative. Like many works of historical fiction, this narrative revolves around the revelation of a grand truth. In the game, an organization called Abstergo Industries discovers that any…

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    around the trinity and religious devotion surrounding the monastics. One of the most reoccurring issues in Christianity was distinguishing whether Jesus was truly God and whether he had both a human or divine nature. The recurring issue would, later be identified as the Trinity. The controversy concerning the Trinity was first referenced in 325A.D., at the first ecumenical council of Nicaea. The council of Nicaea set out to assemble a universal Christian doctrine, which resulted in the Nicene…

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    Council Of Nicea Essay

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    The Council of Nicea was a group of bishops convened to Bithynia by the Roman emperor 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…

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    My review will be about the popular video game franchise called Assassin’s Creed. Assassin’s Creed takes you back to the French Revolution, Revolutionary War, Piracy, Slavery, and attacks on Jerusalem and Italy. Many characters in this game were actually included in the time period you come to. I highly recommend you buying this game. Be warned though, it is not appropriate for kids ten and under. This game contains massive violence and harsh language. Make sure to have parent permission…

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    The Gospel reading was read by one of the priests from what appeared to be a special Bible with thin pages. Next, there was a short homily given by one of the priest. It was the shortest reflection I had ever heard, lasting only about five minutes. The Priest spoke in a hurried fashion about an awkward family dinner he attended. Soon, there was a murmur of “Amen” from the congregation and we were onto the next service element. The Priest led the congregation in the Profession of Faith printed…

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    Methodists accept the Nicene Creed and Apostles' Creed as containing the core tenets of the Christian faith. and many congregations recite one or the other weekly in their worship services. The officially binding theological statements are not the creeds, but what are called the "Articles of Religion," which are drawn from the Anglican Church's Articles of Religion. Methodists are ecumenical and willing to work with and learn from Christians of other denominations. They believe in bringing their…

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    After the first ecumenical council, during the life of Emperor Constantine, the findings of the first ecumenical council were maintained and the Creed of Nicaea Prevailed. However, almost immediately after Constantine’s death in 337 controversies arose and lasted for more than forty years. The two sides of the controversy were made up of those who supported the findings in Nicaea and those who still supported the Arian views. This controversy ended up lasting until the Second ecumenical council…

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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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