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of or relating to the ancient city of Nicaea in Asia Minor


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The main point on the agenda of the Council, apart from Horos' adoptionist heresy, was the discussion of the Nicaean concluding decree: (9) The Council of Frankfurt opposed the sacramental charge of the icons which is still found today in Orthodox cults where images are thought to mediate the presence of God.
Without any lingering worries about borrowing the wisdom of Christians thinkers in other traditions, Roth engages core Nicaean convictions and patristic thought, Lutheranism, Calvinism, contemporary Catholicism, and (again) sacramental theology.
Ambrose (a bishop of Milan who lived between about 337 and 397 and became known for his enthusiastic support for the destruction of the synagogue at Mesopotamian Callinicum in 388) from drawing an explicit analogy between Abram's miraculous victory over four kings and the Nicaean council's similar victory over a dangerous heresy (Riviere, 1934).
2) sonship by emanation (the Son is related to the Father by being emanated from him)--this kind of sonship appears, for example, in Philo and in the Nicaean Creed (the Christian canonical doctrine of homoousia);
The Nicaean and Chalcedonian formulations of doctrine grew out of centuries of struggling to refine and clarify what the Scriptural accounts of Christ were telling us and to reject false or inadequate interpretations.
Of the 250-300 bishops present, only a few opposed the Nicaean Creed as it was formulated.