Lecture 4 Councils

Lecture 4 Councils - 451 AD Chalcedon Full deity and full...

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Lecture #4 Christianity Set Free / Ecumenical Councils Set the True Faith Read the Stories of Constantine and Theodosius (Mullin, pp. 54-56) (see “Edict of Milan,” 313, by Constantine and Licinius on your Blackboard) (see “Statement on Orthodoxy and Heresy,” 382, by Theodosius on your Blackboard) Divide the Map into “East” and “West” Roman Empire Byzantium/Constantinople = East Rome = West Define “Ecumenical Council” First Three Ecumenical Councils 325 AD, Nicea Full deity of Jesus 381 AD, Constantinople Full deity of the Holy Spirit
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Unformatted text preview: 451 AD, Chalcedon Full deity and full humanity of Christ “one person with two natures” (the “two natures” doctrine) What are the significant implications from these councils beyond their particular doctrines? Is Christianity in a “fixed” or “evolving” form? Why would it take 451 years for Christianity to agree on a statement about the “two natures” (divine and human) of Jesus? Will the core doctrines of the Christian faith continue to morph through time?...
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