The Council Of Nicea ( 325 )

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Research Paper on The Council of Nicea (325)

Submitted to Dr. Jerry Sutton, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the completion of

CHHI 510-D03
Survey of the History of Christianity

by

Todd Bush
August 20, 2016

Saint Augustine, one of the best scholars of the early church, portrayed the Trinity as practically identical to the three sections of an individual: personality, soul, and will. They are three unmistakable viewpoints, yet they are conjoined and together constitute one bound together individual. The purpose of this research paper is to further emphasize, highlight, and defend St. Augustine’s conclusion that the Holy Trinity is one God existing in three persons according to the meeting at the Council of Nicea 325.

In 325, the Council of Nicea set out to formally characterize the relationship of the Son to the Father, in light of the dubious lessons of Arius. Driven by Bishop Athanasius, the gathering confirmed the precept of the Trinity as conventionality and censured Arius ' showing that Christ was the first making of God. The ideology received by the committee depicted Christ as "God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance (homoousios) with the Father."
The Council of Nicea occurred by request of the Roman Emperor Caesar Flavius Constantine. Nicea was situated in Asia Minor, east of Constantinople. At the Council of Nicea, Emperor Constantine managed a…

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