are theologically incomplete until one spells out their ontological implications" (35), but, as John Courtney Murray pointed out 50 years ago, Nicaea
and Chalcedon had already arrived at ontological formulations.
From the early chapters of the Book of Acts, he lifts up a Christology of the Spirit as an example of an alternative option to the language of Nicaea
His last book, Christian Beginnings: From Nazareth to Nicaea
, AD 30-325, published last year, was Mr Vermes' account of the development of Christian doctrine up to the formulation of the Nicene Creed.
The bishops at Nicaea
were given an impossible task.
Given Yoder's well-known criticism of Constantinianism, and given the Emperor Constantine's role in the Council of Nicaea
, Yoder would seem to be a dissident from the creeds.
The ancient church recognized the corrupting possibility of careerism among bishops, which is why canon 15 of the Council of Nicaea
forbade the transfer of bishops from one city to the next.
About 325 years after the birth of Christ, Christian leaders gathered in a place called Nicaea
to try and speak together about what they believe.
A historian's evaluation of this complex set of changes has consequences for understanding the Council of Nicaea
, Constantine's role there, and truth claims in related Christian confessions through subsequent centuries.
Several major church councils, notably Nicaea
(325) and Chalcedon (451), actually give instructions on ordaining women deacons.
He begins with his parents, the soldier and the stable girl, and progresses through Constantine, the ruins of Babylon, and the court of Pharaoh; the road to Rome; brothers-in-law; the transformation of the east; and dynastic politics after the Council of Nicaea
when Roman Emperor Constantine and the First Council of Nicaea
wanted a common Easter Sunday that could be scheduled, according to the vernal equinox, years in advance.
At the Council of Nicaea
in 325AD a universal method of calculating the date of Easter was agreed which would henceforth be the first Sunday after the first full moon following the spring equinox.
Let me start with the Council of Nicaea
, sometimes called the Assembly of the Three Hundred and Eighteen.
Edwards continues his argument with Origen and Origenism, Nicaea
and the homoousious debates, and the Christological debates culminating in the symbol of Chalcedon.
This changed in the fourth century, when Constantine convened the Council of Nicaea
in 325 C.