Christianity Part 2 - Christianity Part 2 Interpreting the...

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Christianity Part 2 Interpreting the bible o 1. As literal interpretation and as moral tales o 2. The bible is an inspired word by God, but expressed in human language and according to human understanding Arius and the Formation of the Nicene Creed o Arius (around 300 CE) was a Bishop of Egypt who held the view that Jesus was human being o Though he was a great and an ideal human being, but nonetheless he was not son of God. The title “Son of God” was a courtesy title o This created a great confusion among the Christian communities o Therefore, the Council was called at Nicea around 325 CE in which more than 300 Bishops were present. They formulated the Nicene creed which o Essence – Ousia (Greek) – Substance Development of the Eastern Orthodox Church o Eastern orthodox church developed in Greece, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Romania, Russia o This happened when Constantinople (Byzantine) was made new capitol of the Roman Empire by Constantine o Latin speaking Western church began to develop independently on its own
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