Faith & Life - Documentary Notes (Trinity (all equal) (Father, Son,…
Faith & Life - Documentary Notes
Christians have been persecuted in many places - especially early Western civilisations
Power can and has been a problem in the church
Can personal faith be spread by conquering and ruling an empire?
Nicea - Creed
"Jesus was one substance with the father God"
Two separate beings within Jesus (human and christ) divisible like oil and water
one indivisible being
Islam: Jesus was a prophet with the spirit of God within Him
St. Cilian believed that the road to salvation was through physical suffering
Expression through words and symbols - bodily experience
Who was Jesus and what was his relationship with God?
How can a human be fully God?
Was Jesus dying on the cross enough?
Church was often linked to the state
4th Century Emperor Constantine declared Christianity as the official religion of the Roman Empire
EASTERN - against emperor
WESTERN - emperor
Trinity (all equal)
Church has stood the test of time
Christian church has a long history - both good and bad
2 billion Christians in the world - many different denominations
Orthodoxy & Catholicism dominated the first 1500 years of Christianity