From Jerusalem to Nicaea: The Development of the Trinity in Church History

Friday, 31 Oct 2014

"Both the Eastern and Western church fathers agreed on the Trinitarian formula, 'One in essence, three in persons.'"
In its earliest years, the Christian church was a Jewish sect, preoccupied with the challenge of bringing the gospel to Jerusalem and Judea. Soon, however, it entered the Gentile world’first through the Diaspora (that is, Jews scattered throughout the Roman Empire). In the process, the gospel encountered different objections and challenges. On the popular level, Greeks and Romans were not offended by the addition of another foreign deity to the pantheon of gods. Early Christians repeated traditional Jewish objections to polytheism. Yet as Christianity gained converts and critics among cultural elites, it had more philosophical challenges to face.</...

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