The years between the Councils of Nicaea (325) and Chalcedon (451) were an incredibly fertile time for the development of doctrinal thinking relative to both the Trinity and the incarnation. While it would obviously be wrong to say that such reflection either began or ended at the two poles of this time period, the primary terms of future debate were established at this time and have remained the creedal touchstones for future theological and ecumenical discussion in these key areas.
Carl R. Trueman is professor of historical theology and church history at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Issue: "For You, Your Children... and All Who Are Far Off" March/April 2011 Vol. 20 No. 2 Page number(s): 53-54
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