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Nicaea

(nīsē`ə), city of Bithnyia, N Asia Minor, built in the 4th cent. B.C. by Antigonus I as Antigonia and renamed Nicaea by Lysimachus for his wife. It flourished under the Romans. It was the scene of the ecumenical council called in A.D. 325 by Constantine IConstantine I
or Constantine the Great
, 288?–337, Roman emperor, b. Naissus (present-day Niš, Serbia). He was the son of Constantius I and Helena and was named in full Flavius Valerius Constantinus.
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, and a second council held there in 787 sanctioned the devotional use of images (see Nicaea, First Council ofNicaea, First Council of,
325, 1st ecumenical council, convened by Roman Emperor Constantine the Great to solve the problems raised by Arianism. It has been said that 318 persons attended, but a more likely number is 225, including every Eastern bishop of importance, four
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 and Nicaea, Second Council ofNicaea, Second Council of,
787, 7th ecumenical council, convened by Byzantine Empress Irene. Called to refute iconoclasm, the council declared that images ought to be venerated (but not worshiped) and ordered them restored in churches.
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). The city, captured by the Turks in 1078 and by the Crusaders in 1097 (see also Nicaea, empire ofNicaea, empire of,
1204–61. In 1204 the armies of the Fourth Crusade set up the Latin Empire of Constantinople, but the Crusaders' influence did not extend over the entire Byzantine Empire.
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), passed finally to the Turks in 1330. It is sometimes called Nice. The modern İznik, Turkey, is on the site.

Nicaea

an ancient city in NW Asia Minor, in Bithynia: site of the first council of Nicaea (325 ad), which composed the Nicene Creed
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The consultation observed among other things that (1) the proposal of a universal calendar (including the interruption of seven-day weeks) is not acceptable and is a different question from that of a common date for Easter; (2) the historical context in which Christians live has changed since Nicea, and for Christians in the southem hemisphere Easter is not connected with spring (the vernal equinox in the north is the autumnal equinox in the south); (3) proposals to celebrate Easter on the historical date of Jesus' resurrection are confronted by the problem that historians are not sure of the exact date.
Efectivamente, el modelo ideologico, doctrinal y sinodal representado por el concilio de Nicea de 325 sera el paradigma mediante el cual se regiran aquellos afectos a la ortodoxia, mientas que, por el contrario, los mas cercanos a las posiciones doctrinales de Arrio y, posteriormente, de Eusebio de Nicomedia, se mostraran mas inclinados a vincularse con el ideario y procedimientos de reuniones sinodales tales como las acontecidas en Tiro (335), Jerusalen (335) o, particularmente, Antioquia (341), celebrada ya bajo los auspicios de Constancio II.
Then in a statement that foreshadows Daniel Boyarin's observation about the multiplicity of views on both sides in the centuries before the parting of the ways, and the comments of Virginia Burrus and Boyarin about the development of the myth of Nicea as a unifying statement of what was always believed, Yoder wrote, "It should, however, not be thought that just one line of development existed in which one view succeeded another.
Todo indica que desde mas de 2 siglos antes de Nicea la gran mayoria de los cristianos no ponian en duda la divinidad de Jesus.
Si seguimos la logica destacada por Nicea, Atanasio y los Capadocios, el relato biblico es entendido como refiriendo a un Dios que subsiste como ese horizonte que funda el espacio-tiempo, pero tambien como ese espacio y tiempo que quiere encontrarse con su horizonte.
The creed of the First Council of Nicea (325, in Greek) contains only one word about Christ's life on Earth: In Greek, pathonta--"he suffered.
La voluntad para salir del conflicto llevo al segundo concilio ecumenico de Nicea en 787, en el que participaron representantes de ambas ortodoxias (3).
How can one argue, having met him, that a) he was a "special theory" cooked up by the Council of Nicea, and b) that all religions have a saviour.
There are a very few errors of fact, the most significant being the attribution of homoiousios to Nicea (21) rather than the key word homoousios.
He also convened the Council of Nicea to draft the Christian creed.
In the crucial years between the councils of Nicea and Chalcedon, the ecclesiastical district of Antioch was graced by the likes of John Chrysostom, Diodore, Theodore, and Theodoret, Old Testament scholars whose particular take on the text (and their reliance on the Greek) influenced generations of readers.
In the first Council of Nicea, 315, it was stated that women deacons were not ordained and were to be counted among the laity.