The Search for Confessors at the Council of Nicaea

@article{Kelhoffer2011TheSF,
  title={The Search for Confessors at the Council of Nicaea},
  author={J. A. Kelhoffer},
  journal={Journal of Early Christian Studies},
  year={2011},
  volume={19},
  pages={589 - 599}
}
  • J. A. Kelhoffer
  • Published 2011
  • Philosophy
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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