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This classic work contains the following chapters: 


Life of Constantine 

The First Oecumenical Council of Nice 

I. Prologue.— Objects and Results 

II. The Date, and Sources of Its History 

IV. Increase of the Opposition to Arius and His Heresy 

V. Letter of Arius to His Friend, Eusebius of Nicomedia. Describing His Doctrines, Which Occasion the Opposition and Severities of Alexander; And Letter of Eusebius of Nicomedia, to Paulius of Tyre, on the Same Subject, Etc 

VI. The General Council of Nice. — The Emperor Convokes the Bishops From All Christendom 

VII. The Countries Which Were Represented at the Universal Synod. — Interesting Characters, Confessors, Etc., Present. — Preliminary Disputations. — Three Distinct Parties.—Arius Summoned. — Athanasius Appears 

VIII. Meeting of the Council in the Imperial Palace. — Presence of Constantine. — His Splendid Appearance and Speeches 

IX. The Final Deliberations and Decisions of the Council Upon the Important Questions of Doctrine. — Constantine Participates in the Debates. — The Arian Creed Rejected. — The Homoousian Established Forever. — Letters of the Council and Constantine, Describing the Unanimous Decisions Respecting the “Consubstantial” Creed. — Arius Anathematized and His Thalia Condemned; Also the Arians Banished, and Their Works Proscribed by the Emperor 

X. The Pastoral Letter of Eusebius Pamphilus of Caesarea, Concerning the Same Things, With Other Circumstances 

XI. Accounts From Eustathius Concerning the Same Things; Also From Athanasius, of Alexandria, as Quoted in Theodoret’s History of the Church 

XII. Disciplinary Laws Discussed. — The Celibacy of the Clergy Proposed.—This Question Settled in Favor of Honorable Marriage. — Certain Canons Decreed and Established 

XIII. The Letter Despatched From the Council of Nice to the Church of Alexandria.— Statement of What Had Been Decreed Against the Innovations of Meletius, as Well as the Council’s Opinion of Arius and His Particular Heresies 

XIV. This Emperor’s Kindness to the Bishops at the Vicennalia. — His Entertainment of Them. — He Kisses Their Wounds. — His Munificence. — He Settles Their Personal Difficulties in a Peculiar Way.—His Admonitions to Them.— Conclusion.— Epilogue

Religion & Spirituality
March 16
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