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2.3 First Constantinople: A Capital Council

By Mike Aquilina ( bio - articles - email ) | Jul 13, 2022 | In Way of the Fathers (Podcast)

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Nicaea didn't resolve the Arian crisis. In fact, it provoked a riot of reactions—endless variations on the Arian theme. Imperial force only made matters worse. For a half-century, conflict raged. The situation seemed hopeless until Theodosius summoned bishops to meet in 381.

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Socrates Scholasticus, Church History (Book V) https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/fathers/view.cfm?recnum=2884

Sozomen, Ecclesiastical History (Book VII) https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/fathers/view.cfm?recnum=2885

Theodoret, Ecclesiastical History (Book V) https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/fathers/view.cfm?recnum=2886

Gregory Nazianzen, “Oration XLII: The Last Farewell in the Presence of the One Hundred and Fifty Bishops” https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/fathers/view.cfm?recnum=2452

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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Mike Aquilina is a popular author working in the area of Church history, especially patristics. He is executive vice-president and trustee of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, a contributing editor of Angelus (magazine) and general editor of the Reclaiming Catholic History Series from Ave Maria Press. See full bio.

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