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Published: 26 December 2018

256 Pages

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ISBN: 9780198835271


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The Idea of Nicaea in the Early Church Councils, AD 431-451

Mark S. Smith

Oxford Early Christian Studies

  • Provides a historical and theological analysis of the major church councils of the mid-fifth century, from the Council of Ephesus (431) to the Council of Chalcedon (451)
  • Analyses in detail how appeals to the first ecumenical council, the Council of Nicaea (325), functioned to help, and to hinder, the articulation of doctrinal truth
  • Offers a fresh account of the shaping of orthodoxy in the early church, and the role of councils and creeds in that process