Terminology Tuesday: Nicene Creed

*Originally the theological confession resulting from the first Council of Nicaea (A.D. 325), convened by the emperor Constantine to resolve church divisions related to the Arian controversy. The creed reflects the teachings that the Son is of one substance with the Father. The Nicene Creed recited in churches today resembles the original, but having been revamped at the Council of Constantinople (A.D. 381), the current version is longer and excludes certain original phrases.

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Brian Mason

*Stanley J. Grenz, David Guretzki & Cherith Fee Nordling, Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1999), p 83-84