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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Note (111.) to "History of the 'Christian' Trinity - HIST)"

111. "The largest party [at the Nicene Council] was led by the gentle scholar and Church historian, Eusebius of Caesarea, whose dislike of controversy led him to propose a view that he hoped would be an acceptable compromise .... over two hundred [the Semi-Arians] of those present [about 300] followed his views at first .... His creed [Caesarean Creed] became the basis of the creed that was finally drawn [at Constantine's and Hosius' insistence] at Nicaea, but that one differed from his in its insistence upon the unity of essence or substance of the Father and the Son." - Cairns, p. 144.

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