What happened at the famous council of bishops of Nicea, convened by the emperor Constantine in the year 325? What did this group say about the God the Father, and the Son of God, in opposition to Arius and his supporters?
In this episode, we hear their creed, and put it into the historical and theological context of its own time. Thanks to my friend Caroline Roberts for her reading of the Nicene creed.
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You can support the trinities podcast by buying through the links below. Except for Rubenstein, we heard from all of this in this episode.
- R.P.C. Hanson’s The Search for the Christian Doctrine of God. The most comprehensive historical account of the whole controversy before and after the council at Nicea.
- Richard Rubenstein, When Jesus Became God. A readable popular account of the controversy surrounding Arius, and the 325 council.
- Leo Donald Davis, The First Seven Ecumenical Councils (325-787): Their History and Theology. An excellent, scholarly but readable historical and theological summary.
- Tanner, ed. Decrees of the Ecumenical Councils – Not merely the first seven, but all those accepted by Roman Catholics. A valuable resource, with both English translations and the original languages.