The Genesis of Orthodoxy

Sunday, September 24, 2017
The Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost
10:00 am-10:45 am


The Sunday class on the Christian theological tradition continues, seeking to answer four questions: 1) What is the concept of Christian orthodoxy? 2) What is the content of Christian orthodoxy? 3) How did it come about? 4) Why does it matter? Today we turn to the First Council of Constantinople (A.D. 381). In finalizing the Nicene Creed as we use it today, the Council affirmed the full humanity of Jesus Christ and the full deity of the Holy Spirit. Next week we look at the First Council of Ephesus (A.D. 431), the third of the ecumenical councils.