"The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation"
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This is a comprehensive book review of Justo L. Gonzalez, "The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation". The author tells us how Gonzalez's book relates very clearly the details of the disagreement that took place in 325 C.E. The author starts by telling us that the emperor Constantine called around 300 bishops to the Asia Minor city of Nicea, with the primary objective of settling a heated debate that had arisen in Alexandria some time earlier. The author tells us that Gonzalez's book is an examination of the arguments that took place and the personalities involved. He looks at both sides of the arguments that are presented and highlights how this has affected modern day church thinking. But, in conclusion, the author reminds us that it is important to remember that the Christian search is a search for the objective, absolute truth of God.
From the Paper:"In reply to the possible objection that the term 'Godhead' signifies a nature and not an action, Gregory argues that the indivisibility of the nature makes the claim that God is Three nonsensical. A nature is an immaterial thing without "bodily appearance, and size, and place, and difference in figure and colour...That which is not thus circumscribed is not enumerated, and that which is not enumerated cannot be contemplated in multitude." In other words, it makes no sense to say that God's nature, which is an immaterial concept, has the number three, much as it would make no sense to say that human nature has a color."
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