Definitions for nicene creed
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a formal statement of the chief tenets of Christian belief, adopted by the first Nicene Council.
a later creed of similar form accepted generally throughout Christendom.
Origin of Nicene Creed:
(Christianity) a formal creed summarizing Christian beliefs; first adopted in 325 and later expanded
The first official creed of the early Christian church, stating the basic tenets of the Christian faith, including the nature of the Holy Trinity
Origin: Named after the council of Nicaea in 325, called by the Emperor Constantine I to settle the question of the nature of Christ.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a creed established as orthodox at Nice (q. v.), which affirmed as against Arianism that Christ as Son of God was not merely of like substance, but of the same substance with the Father.
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