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Is the theory of Eternal Generation now redundant?

A classical example of the confusion that has arisen with some modern English translations of monogen─ôs, is in John 1:18. Some translations state it is a position that is being described, (being at ...
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What did "one baptism" in the Nicene Creed mean back then?

There is one body and one Spirit, just as you are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. ...
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What did "one baptism" in the Nicene Creed mean back then?

What did "one baptism" in the Nicene Creed meant back then? Before going on I would like to point out a huge over looked historical fact about the First Council of Nicene of 325: The acts of ...
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Is the theory of Eternal Generation now redundant?

Following are some excerpts from an article entitled "Deep in the Weeds on MONOGENES" regarding, in part, the mid 20th century shift in translation. After reading the Creed in Greek, it ...
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Has the Catholic Church attempted a reconciliation of the attributes of the Universal Church in the Creeds?

Has the Catholic Church ever made an attempt to reconcile the attributes of the Universal Church as mentioned in the Apostles' and Nicene Creeds? There is no need for the Church to do so. At the time ...
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Is the theory of Eternal Generation now redundant?

To say that 'Eternal Generation' is a 'theory' and to say that it is 'now redundant' is a gross mis-representation, not only of truth itself, but of current developments in the expressing of this ...
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Why was homoousios not mentioned for 20 years after Nicaea?

Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence, but the OP does raise an interesting question. The answer, I suggest, lies in the realm of imperial politics. Constantine's motive in calling the ...
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On the Contributions of St. Athanasius at the First Council of Nicea?

Good question and of interest to me as well. I found at least two things that Athanasius reportedly said during the council: Said rhetorically to Arius: How many fathers can you cite for your ...
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Did the Cappadocians teach one or two substances?

Basil of Caesarea taught Three Substances. Summary Basil was elected bishop of Caesarea in 370. In some accounts, he was the architect of the pro-Nicene triumph. In the traditional Trinity doctrine, ...
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What was the 'orthodox' view of God and Christ when the Arian Controversy began?

You ask if you are making a category error with the three alternatives given in your question. The way to avoid a category error when asking about pre- and post-300 A.D. beliefs regarding the person ...
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What was the 'orthodox' view of God and Christ when the Arian Controversy began?

Purpose The fourth-century Arian Controversy began as a disagreement about who the Son of God is, relative to God. Later in the fourth century, the Holy Spirit was included in the debate. In the next (...
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What does the Nicene Creed mean when it says that the Father and the Son are of the same substance?

In the Nicene Creed, homoousios means 'one Person'. Abstract: The Nicene Creed describes the Son of God as homoousios (of the same substance) as the Father. Homoousios can either mean 'one substance' ...
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