First Council of Nicaea

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Noun1.First Council of Nicaea - the first ecumenical council in 325 which produced the wording of the Nicene Creed and condemned the heresy of Arianism
ecumenical council - (early Christian church) one of seven gatherings of bishops from around the known world under the presidency of the Pope to regulate matters of faith and morals and discipline; "the first seven councils through 787 are considered to be ecumenical councils by both the Roman Catholic church and the Eastern Orthodox church but the next fourteen councils are considered ecumenical only by the Roman Catholic church"
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Instead he insists that if we are to understand the development and meaning of trinitarian doctrine "we must creatively re-perform the acts of understanding and interpretation" that led theologians of the fourth century to formulate the creedal statements of Nicaea I and Constantinople I (1).
This weighty tome is a concordance of all the Latin words in the decrees of the twenty-one ecumenical and general councils according to the traditional enumeration of the Roman Catholic Church, Nicaea I (325) to Vatican II (1962-65).
Abbreviated COD, it included 20 councils from Nicaea I to Vatican I, "which," as Hubert Jedin stated in the preface, "are recognized by the Roman Catholic Church" as ecumenical.
Volume 1 of COGD (hereafter COGD-I) carries the English title, The Oecumenical Councils from Nicaea I to Nicaea II (325-787).
As McCarthy notes, this was certainly not the case in the first centuries; several major councils, spanning 500 years (Nicaea I in 325 through Constantinople IV in 869) were convened by emperors rather than popes, or the emperor's authority played the more significant role in calling the council.
My list of agenda items for the new Nicaea is clearly overly ambitious.