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The Messed Up Truth Of The Council Of Nicaea

The First Council of Nicaea is one of the most significant, and as such one of the most famous, events in the history of the Christian church. For the first time, church leaders, assembled by Rome's first Christian emperor after centuries of persecution, gathered together to really, like, hash out the big issues. It was time to really make this thing legit. Time to make a clear and universal statement of faith. The church was in danger, or so the emperor and the bishops believed...

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The Messed Up Truth Of The Council Of Nicaea

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    The Messed Up Truth Of The Council Of Nicaea

    The Messed Up Truth Of The Council Of Nicaea

    The First Council of Nicaea is one of the most significant, and as such one of the most famous, events in the history of the Christian church. For the first time, church leaders, assembled by Rome's first Christian emperor after centuries of persecution, gathered together to really, like, hash out the big issues. It was time to really make this thing legit...

    Major Christian Symbols Explained

    Major Christian Symbols Explained

    Christianity, like most religions, has a rich inventory of symbols for expressing theological concepts, religious teachings, and aspects of God. Among the most familiar are the cross, the dove, and the Jesus fish, all of which are ubiquitous in the American Christian context. However, Christian symbolism is far more expansive than just these basics...

    Christian Relics That Are Still Missing

    Christian Relics That Are Still Missing

    The veneration of relics in Christianity, specifically Catholicism, is a fascinating piece of faith. According to Vice, religious historians actually know exactly when the adoration of things like saints' body parts began — with a Syrian bishop named Polycarp. Polycarp was teaching this new-fangled religion called Christianity way back in the second century...

    Why You'd Never Survive Life During The Crusades

    Why You'd Never Survive Life During The Crusades

    Imagine that you're reading this from the comfort of a toilet. (You might not have to imagine.) This isn't just any toilet but a magic portal-potty. When you flush, it transports you Super Mario-style to a random place and time during the Crusades. Here's a bit of background information about the period. In 1095, Urban II, pope of the Holy Roman Empire...

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