The Search for Confessors at the Council of Nicaea

  title={The Search for Confessors at the Council of Nicaea},
  author={James Anthony Kelhoffer},
  journal={Journal of Early Christian Studies},
  pages={589 - 599}
  • J. A. Kelhoffer
  • Published 8 December 2011
  • History
  • Journal of Early Christian Studies
Were confessors prominent and influential participants in the Council of Nicaea? Modern scholars have often thought so, but this article will explore the weak evidentiary basis for this claim. For the purpose of this inquiry, “confessors” (Lat.: confessores) are believers who suffered and were maimed in times of per secution, but not killed. This article examines the evidence for the presence and role of confessors at the Council of Nicaea. The term “confessor,” however, did not have a fixed… 
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