2.2 The Council of Nicaea: First and Foremost
By Mike Aquilina ( bio - articles - email ) | Jun 29, 2022 | In Way of the Fathers (Podcast)
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Nicaea (325 A.D.) is the first of the ecumenical councils, not only in chronology, but also in importance. It occupies a certain primacy. The phrase “Nicene Faith” is sometimes used as an equivalent term for classic Christian doctrine. That’s how we see it after centuries of development. But what did it mean to those who attended?
Eusebius of Caesarea, Oration in Praise of the Emperor Constantine https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/fathers/view.cfm?recnum=2883
Eusebius of Caesarea, The Life of the Blessed Emperor Constantine https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/fathers/view.cfm?recnum=2881
Athanasius, De Synodis https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/fathers/view.cfm?recnum=3086
John Henry Newman, Arians of the Fourth Century https://www.newmanreader.org/works/arians/index.html
Lewis Ayres, Nicaea and Its Legacy: An Approach to Fourth-Century Trinitarian Theology https://www.amazon.com/Nicaea-Its-Legacy-Fourth-Century-Trinitarian/dp/0198755058/
Mike Aquilina’s website https://fathersofthechurch.com
Mike Aquilina’s books https://catholicbooksdirect.com/writer/mike-aquilina/
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