The Genesis of Orthodoxy

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Sunday, October 8, 2017
10:00 am – 10:45 am
5th Floor, Parish House

Icon depicting the Emperor Constantine and the bishops of the First Council of Nicaea (325)

In this series examining the Christian theological tradition, we look at the four ecumenical councils of the Church, as they sought to articulate orthodox Christian belief.

For much of the fourth century, the controversies of the Church were centered in its Eastern regions, with Western theologians as an afterthought. This changed as the fifth century dawned, particularly with the work of Augustine of Hippo (354-430). Augustine's monumental On the Trinitydiffered from the usual Eastern treatment of the topic, and represents the Latin tradition coming to maturity. This is the first of two classes on Augustine's theology of the Trinity.

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