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The Trinitarian Controversy

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This volume explores the development of the doctrine of the Trinity in the Patristic Church following the Arian controversy. Rather than presenting the discussion or debates on contemporary scholars, The Trinitarian Controversy presents original letters, documents, creeds, and debates among the Church Fathers and Arius himself to gain a first-hand view of the controversy as it developed chronologically in the early centuries of the Church. A brief introduction to these early church texts is included to help provide the reader with larger biblical and historical context of the documents included.

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Key Features

  • Presents translations of the original writings that formed the Trinity controversy
  • Helps readers gain a better grasp of the historicity of the Christian faith
  • Learn how historical events in the church continue to shape the language we use even today to discuss the Trinity


  • Arius' Letter to Eusebius of Nicomedia
  • Arius' Letter to Alexander of Alexandria
  • Alexander of Alexandria's Letter to Alexander of Thessalonica
  • The Synodal Letter of the Council of Antioch, A.D. 325
  • The Creed of the Synod of Nicaea (June 19, 325)
  • The Canons of Nicaea, A.D. 325
  • Eusebius of Caesarea's Letter to His Church concerning the Synod at Nicaea
  • Arius' Letter to the Emperor Constantine
  • Athanasius' Orations against the Arians, Book 1
  • Gregory of Nazianzus' Third Theological Oration concerning the Son
  • Gregory of Nyssa's Concerning We Should Think of Saying That There Are Not Three Gods to Ablabius
  • Augustine of Hippo's On the Trinity, Book 9

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About William G. Rusch

William G. Rusch is Director of the Commission on Faith and Order, National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.

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