from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to Nice, a town of Asia Minor, or to the ecumenical council held there a. d. 325.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to Nicæa or Nice, a town of Bithynia, Asia Minor.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to the ancient city of Nicaea in Asia Minor
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All "christian" denominations believe in something called the nicene and apostles creed, which states:
Before I start, I think what The CB has highlighted is the fact for a definition of "Christian" - which is why in my second comment I tried to go back to the earliest consensus - made by the catholic church at the time and before Mohamed came along - and that consensus, to me, seems to be between the nicene and the apostles creed.
Having looked at the divinity of Christ in the scriptures and the pre-nicene Fathers, we'll be going on next time to begin looking at the Council of Ephesus and the Nestorian heresy.
In my country most would be lying if they said that they remembered what the Oecumenical Synodus of Nicaea was or was about, but everyone,I mean 99% everyone knows or knows about the nicene creed here being called the “Pisteuo”= “I believe” or “Symbolon tes Pisteos”= “Symbol of Faith”.
_Apocryphal Gospels_ are most conveniently found in _Ante-nicene Fathers_, VIII.
Graham agreed that this is a problem for journalists and historians. one man's 'evangelical' is another's 'fundamentalist.' long ago, Graham stressed that this term must be understood in doctrinal terms, if it is to be understood at all. he finally defined an 'evangelical' as someone who believes all the doctrines in the ancient nicene creed.
the nicene creed and the “holy” tradition (mysteries,saints,seremonies,monastecism,language in use,non polyphonic byzantine music (not totally valid for rusia and some others) etc) in the east are strictly kept.
It’s what Katarina mentioned about the nicene creed and how formal christianity is defined around it.
The nicene creed is as the above without the filioque part (…who proceedeth from the Father,who with the Father…) (orthodox cristians keep onto the original mix :) )
How many americans do you believe(and you live over there —at least I suppose you do-so you are infinitely more trustworthy than me STATISTICALLY ie have ever heard of the nicene creed(not to forget some text driven to life by some event long long time ago somewhere far far away!