Nicea

The conference that raised the son

Chasing the Black Dwarf

In the Men of Nicea, I wondered why books and now web pages had Athanasius called the Black Dwarf by his enemies. None cited their source and the moniker was absent from ancient histories. A rogue fact was loose, one even…

Nicean regrets

In 325, the Abraham-like old man, Hosius, bishop of Cordoba, drew the conference of Nicea, held at his instigation, to a successful conclusion. The Church had decided the nature of God. The emperor banished and burned what she now deemed…

Ridicule’s beginning?

The argument over the nature of God between Arius and his bishop Alexander made a most serious disturbance which had invaded the peace of the Church. It extended to all the Eastern provinces and the Church’s inspired teaching was exposed to the…

The men of Nicea

Two men dominated the council of Nicea. Arius, the presbyter from Alexandria and Athanasius, its future bishop.

According to a later writer against heresy, Arius …

From elation of mind this old man swerved from the truth. He was in stature very…

God’s low blows

The persecutor …

And now, when Galerius was in the eighteenth year of his reign, God struck him with an incurable plague. A malignant ulcer formed itself low down in his secret parts, and spread by degrees. …¬†Already approaching to its…