Tag Archives: Nicaea

Thinking Trinity: Homoousion as Dogma

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by … Continue reading

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Thinking Trinity: The Radical Homoousion

When in A.D. 325 the bishops of the Council of Nicaea declared that Jesus Christ is begotten “from the substance of the Father” and “of one substance” with him, they probably did not foresee the momentous dogmatic consequences of their … Continue reading

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Nicaea: Pushing the Biblical Understanding of Divinity

I came across a blog article on the doctrine of the Holy Trinity with which I strongly disagree: “The Heart of Trinitarian Conflicts.” The author identifies two conflicting impulses at the heart of the fourth century trinitarian conflict—“faithfulness to the … Continue reading

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Tuggy, Christ, and the Gospel of Mark (Part 2)

“My second question is, if meaning-making of the recorded texts is the actual intended reason for their recording, would reading the texts with such an interpretive frame bring one to the Trinity doctrine by default? Bishop John Shelby Spong, Marcus … Continue reading

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St Basil the Great versus the Heresiarch

Contra Eunomium was St Basil the Great’s first dogmatic treatise. It represents one of the most important pieces of fourth century reflection on the the doctrine of the Holy Trinity and the nature of theological language. Though Basil would subsequently … Continue reading

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