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Ni·cene Creed

 (nī′sēn′, nī-sēn′)
n. Christianity
A formal statement of doctrine of the Christian faith adopted at the Council of Nicaea in ad 325 to defend orthodoxy from Arianism and expanded in later councils.

Nicene Creed

1. (Theology) the formal summary of Christian beliefs promulgated at the first council of Nicaea in 325 ad
2. (Theology) a longer formulation of Christian beliefs authorized at the council of Constantinople in 381, and now used in most Christian liturgies

Ni′cene Creed′

1. a formal statement of the chief tenets of Christian belief, adopted by the first Nicene Council.
2. a later creed of similar form accepted generally throughout Christendom.
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Noun1.Nicene Creed - (Christianity) a formal creed summarizing Christian beliefs; first adopted in 325 and later expanded
Christian religion, Christianity - a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
church doctrine, religious doctrine, creed, gospel - the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group
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Afterward, those who wished to remain in the organization but have the excommunication rescinded would together, along with the bishop, profess the Nicene Creed and the Easter Vigil affirmation of faith.
Nicolas, who created the Nicene Creed, the patron saint of Russia, children, sailors, students and other vagabonds.
One of the reasons I love to visit yznik is because of the centuries of history that can be traced back to this place where the Nicene Creed was agreed upon and written.
The Gospels of Luke and Matthew and the Nicene Creed state that Jesus was "conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary".
This metaphysical world shaped the fourth century debate leading to the formulations of the Nicene Creed.
This confession of faith that we make in the Nicene Creed crosses theological and cultural divides.
Johnson provides a prolonged and riveting dialogue between "Darwin's account of the origin of species and the Christian story of the ineffable God of mercy and love recounted in the Nicene Creed.
As a vehicle, she chooses a seminal text from each tradition: Darwin is allowed to speak on behalf of science via The Origin of Species, and the Nicene Creed becomes Christianity's guiding text.
Vermes draws his narrative to a close with the Nicene creed and its dogma that the Son of God was no longer an inferior divinity to the Father, as was customary in pre-Nicene theology, but homoousios--of the same substance--with his Father.
Some Christians have considered the Nicene Creed to be "a product of Constantinianism," which marked a sharp shift from early Christianity.
It uses the classical Christian doctrines of the Nicene Creed to guide students on the faith, and provides an ecumenical work identifying major personalities and history in classical Christian thinking.
Living Faith follows the wording of the Nicene Creed in saying that the Spirit is the Lord and Giver of Life.