2.3 First Constantinople: A Capital Council
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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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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
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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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