Nicene Creed(redirected from The Nicean Creed)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to The Nicean Creed: The Apostles creed
Ni·cene Creed(nī′sēn′, nī-sēn′)
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.
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
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.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||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