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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.


Socrates Scholasticus, Church History (Book V)

Sozomen, Ecclesiastical History (Book VII)

Theodoret, Ecclesiastical History (Book V)

Gregory Nazianzen, “Oration XLII: The Last Farewell in the Presence of the One Hundred and Fifty Bishops”

John Henry Newman, Arians of the Fourth Century

Lewis Ayres, Nicaea and Its Legacy: An Approach to Fourth-Century Trinitarian Theology

Paul Senz, Church Councils: 100 Questions and Answers (foreword by Mike Aquilina)

Mike Aquilina’s website

Mike Aquilina’s books

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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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