First Council of Ephesus

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  • Summary: The Effects Of The Third Ecumenical Council

    The Effects of the Third Ecumenical Council on the Representation of Marian Doctrine in the Fifth-Century Church According to Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (2014), an ecumenical council was “assembly convened to deliberate and decide on ecclesiastical doctrine and on other matters affecting the interests of the Christian church.” In the Early church, ecumenical councils were called to discuss and expound upon the doctrine being formed within the church. They centered around heresy and sought to promote sound doctrine. Doctrine, then, led to practice. The third ecumenical council affected the practices of the fifth-century church, especially relating to its architecture and hymnography. Historical Intro In order to understand the…

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  • Schism In Christianity

    The move into the Christian-Roman period, or the early Medieval/Dark Ages marked an important point in Catholic Christianity’s history, and allowed controversies over the teaching and practice of religious doctrines throughout Christianity to present themselves. Leaders within the churches convened in order to form unanimous and unwavering principles as answers to the essential questions of teaching orthodox faith. These debates would be called Ecumenical Councils, settling disputes regarding…

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  • Eastern And Western Monasticism

    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 Creed [cite]. Both the Greek (Eastern) and the Latin (Western) church expressed the Nicene Creed, agreeing on commonalities…

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  • Constantine The Great Influence

    The growing Christian faith staggered under infighting. As the Orthodox Church gained power after the First Council, they declared Arianism as heretical and not recognized by the church. Constantine the Great was baptized by an outspoken Arian who refused to recognize the Orthodox Church. There are no written records to attest if Constantine was baptized in accordance with Orthodox requirements by the Arian priest. To have the first Roman Emperor baptized as an Arian Christian would be…

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  • Apollinaris Relation To God

    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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  • The Arian Heresy

    The first great heresy for the Christian religion is considered to be the Arian heresy-- with the name deriving from its most influential preacher, a parish priest named Arius from Antioch. The Arian heresy arose, in the year 318, from the fact that it was difficult to explain the difference between “the One and the Many, between the ultimate unity that lay behind the visible universe and the incapable variety that exists in the world as we know it”. Arius resolved this problem by preaching…

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  • Early Church History Research Paper

    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…

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  • The Apostles Creed Analysis

    misinterpretation; the Churches intention was to provide a commentary on the Bible as well as other books, helping to develop an ‘acceptable’ reading method (Simpson, 2005, P25). With particular reference given towards the three main Biblical themes which are, creation, incarnation and Trinity (Simpson, 2005, P25). Although it seems that Simpson’s argument is rudimentary, this is not necessarily a criticism, because others such as Collins have been able to build on this basic concept. Collins…

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  • How Did Luther's Beliefs Contribute To Egyptism

    popes of the Gregorian Reform delegated shedding blood to the laity. The Crusades were military expeditions launched against unbelieving Muslims and heretics. 2.) Pope Innocent III believed he could intervene in political affairs when moral or religious issues were involved. The church claimed competence in affairs that might seem personal but were inevitably public and political as well. One example is the centrality of personal oaths in feudal political relations. Another is marriage and…

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  • Mary, The Mother Of God

    As early as late first or early second century, the very first depiction of Mary has been recovered. The location of these ancient images of Mary are along the walls of the Catacomb of Priscilla in Rome, Italy (Dictionary: Marian Art). Mary, in early Christian art, was illustrated in three manners: a mother, an empress, or someone in prayer. Images such that depicted Mary as a being of great status conformed the people into placing her above secular rulers (Madonna, Religious). For Christians,…

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