|Date||May-July AD 381|
|Chaired by||Meletius of Antioch; Gregory Nazianzus; Nectarius (Successively)|
|Number of Participants
||c. 150 Nicene bishops; c. 36 neo-Arian and Macedonian bishops|
|Purpose||To discuss the term homoousian as a solution to the Arian controversy|
||The death of Meletius; the brief election to the bishopric and chairmanship of Gregory; the election of Nectarius; the condemnation of the Macedonians, Eunomians, Sabellians, and Appolinarians; the adoption of the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed|
||Socrates HE 5.8, 9; Sozomen HE 7.7-11; Theodoret HE 5.6-8; Rufinus HE 2.19|
Canons and Synodal Letters (NPNCF 2.14 p. 170-189)
C. Kannengiesser, “Constantinople (Istanbul)” in The Encyclopedia of the Early Church, (New York: Oxford University Press, 1992).
Frederick W. Norris, “Constantinople” in The Encyclopedia of Early Christianity, (New York: Garland Publishing, 1990).
R.P.C. Hanson, The Search for the Christian Doctrine of God, (New York: T&T Clark, 1988).
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