The characterstics that we too possess: Ontological Attrbutes, Spirt, Invisable, Mental Attbutes, Purpose attbutes
Charactertics God doesn't /can't share with us, independent, immutable, etrnal, omnipresent, unified
creator, but uncaring and/or uninvolved with creation and transecendence emphasized over immanence
God is interdependent with creation, God cannot be God without creation and immanence with empahized over transendence
God is creation and immanece without transedence
become Emperor in 305 and called for the council to meet
an Alexandrian bishop declared a heretric. Jesus was not fully God, was the first/greatest create being, was of a different nature than God, was not eternal or ominpotent
bishop of Nicomedia; friend to Arius
bishop to Arius in Alexandia. Called a assembly of churchmen who condemned the teaching of Arius and excommunicated Arius
advisor to Alexander and succeeded him as bishop of Alexandria. maintained the orthdox position, despite multiple excommuications and reinstatment.
Universal or general divine revelation
knowledge of/about God which is available to all people all times nature. humanity- rationality, morality, spiruality, relational. brings awareness of God but is not redempive. God exisit God personal We aren't God we fall short
Paricular or specfic divine revelation
direct disclouse about God's charachter- History, scripture divine speech, incarnation.
Both-and -or Vs either-or
great tradion, eastren orthodox- roman catholic- protestant, lack of reflection on beliefs and the rest of life, feeling & subjective experince w/o trump inttellect
mental assent to truth claim
a belief of set of beliefs that are examined, reflected upon, and affirmed as true in a formal way by an organized community of beleiveres.
the process of devloping, constructing, and reconstruting doctrine
required doctine which cannot be question without serious repercussion
heretical doctrine & beliefs
rejected by Christanity
beliefs condsidered incompatiable with Christanity depite a " Christian" label
in or out set
boundary identification & maintence, exclusion
held together by the core belief, boundaries matter less than center. ackwonledge that few are perfectly "centered"
emperor from 284-305. Divided Roman Empire into 4 jurisdiction- moving his court form Rome to Nicmedia.
launched a vicious persecution of Christians throughout the Empire
Christ only appeared to be human and fleshly, but was in fact only spiritual
Christ was only human, but a special human "adopted" by God as his special prophet or "son."
Christ as unique, but not divine
(similar to adoptionism) Christ as God's first and greatest creation; not God and not equal to God.
Christ was God on the inside and human on the outside.
Two natures, but not two whole & integrated natures
Christ was of two natures
Not integrated; at times separate
Eutychianism or Monophysitism
Christ theoretically had a human nature but it was dominated by his divinity
denied God is three persons
denied that each person of the Trinity is fully God
God's first and greatest creature
Christ was created, but "adopted" by God
Tritheism or Polytheism
denied that there is one God