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The Nicene Council

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Fool, Nov 14, 2019.

  1. Fool

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    Were the nicene council anti-gnostic?

    even turning their backs on origen?
     
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    Constantine wanted to create unified religion for his Empire, so, potentially, it was anti -everything.
     
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    Yes, they knew that gnosticism was heresy, and that Origen was wonky.
     
  4. Fool

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    interesting that someone who lived long before the nicene council and had access to one of the world's greatest libraries should be found heretical.


    but you can't profit from what you can't control can you?


    one group trying to create all as equal and another trying to create hierarchies. hierarchies, like pyramid schemes, seem dubious to me.
     
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    Heresy is what the people in power call it, even if it can be more accurate to reality than what is "orthodox".
     
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    Many of his teaching were declaimed at a later council, about 75 years after Nicaea. Origen himself as a person never was and still has not been, at least not by the wider church community.

    Anti-Gnostic they certainly were.
     
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