Nicene Christianity

Discuss the controversies over the deity and humanity of Jesus.

What were the positions of the different parties?

Why did they hold these views and what were the Outcomes?

Describe the outcome of these councils.

Explain “Chalcedonian Definition.”

What conclusions were reached at Nicaea and the subsequent councils?

Why did the church fathers reach these conclusions?

What difference did these specific conclusions make in the life of the church?

What is the Christology?

How does this Christology compare or contrast with Nicene orthodoxy?

How does your Christian fellowship’s/church’s adherence or departure from Nicene orthodoxy affect the message of salvation?

Why should (or shouldn’t) the thinking of contemporary Christians be/ become aligned with the Nicene Creed?