Is Jesus Like Thor? (part 2)

We are continuing a series of episodes comparing Jesus to superheroes. This series will tackle wrong ideas about Jesus from church history in chronological order. A superhero will represent each of these ideas.

Is Jesus Like Thor?

Is He a created Son of God Who had a beginning and is a separate lesser being from the Father?

This episode covers the following aspects of history:

  1. The council of Nicea in 325 A.D. (what it wasn’t about and what it was about)
  2. Athanasius early life and role as deacon at the Council
  3. The return and death of Arius
  4. The rise of semi-Arianism against the Nicene faith
  5. Constantine’s death and the divided empire under his three sons and nephew
  6. Athanasius’ five exiles

 

Sources Cited:

Christian History Institute, “#109: Council of Nicea

Wisconsin Lutheran College, “Emperor Constantine to Arius,” “Fourth Century Christianity.”

Ibid., “Arius and Euzoius to the Emperor Constantine.”

Ibid., “Eusebius of Nicomedia and Theognis of Nicaea to a later council of Nicaea.”

Ibid., “Fragment of a letter from Emperor Constantine to Alexander of Alexandria.”


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