Nicene Council


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Nicene Council

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1. (Historical Terms) the first council of Nicaea, the first general council of the Church, held in 325 ad to settle the Arian controversy
2. (Historical Terms) the second council of Nicaea, the seventh general council of the Church, held in 787 ad to settle the question of images
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The Christian New Testament was the result of the first Nicene council around 325 AD, almost 300 years later.
BeDuhn (Professor of the Comparative Study of Religions, Northern Arizona University) is a comprehensive and impressively documented scholarly study of Marcion's original compilation of sacred scriptures which differs significantly from what was eventually canonized by the fourth century Nicene Council at the behest of the Roman Emperor Constantine.
The learned ones call us Anabaptists because we baptize upon confession of faith as Christ commanded His disciples to do, and as the holy apostles taught and practiced; also the worthy martyr Cyprian, all of the African bishops; and besides because we with the Nicene Council cannot accept the heretical baptism which is of Antichrist as Christian baptism.
Constantius also pursued a theological agenda, the background for which lies in the Trinitarian polemics that took place in the East between the Nicene Council in 325 and the 350s.
In historical terms, the controversy lasted 726-843, launched by emperors Leo III and son Constantine V, countered by John of Damascus' eloquent defence of iconodulia and the 731 Roman synods of Pope Gregory III, halted by the Second Nicene Council (787) and the empress Irene (797), renewed by Leo V and Theophilus, at whose death Iconoclasm was finally quashed.
Constantinople included more detail about the Holy Spirit, in addition to the Father and the Son, than did the Nicene council.
Heresy (a very loaded word) belongs more to the times of the first and second Nicene councils than to this day and age.