The Nicene Creed

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Step 1 Planning the Investigation This investigation will focus on answering the question “To what degree did the Nicene Creed unify Christian beliefs?” This question is relevant due to the continuance of Christianity 's prominent population and multiple sects, all of which have been strongly unified through the adoption of the Nicene Creed. While Christianity remains to be one of the largest and most powerful religions in our world, it has endured many divisions and controversies. The Nicene Creed has affected issues such as the European Crusades and the Protestant reformation, and is also the reasoning behind many controversies that still divide Christianity; including its various political views on Jesus Christ. This investigation will…show more content…
Its purpose was to offer thought on how the Nicene Creed may be the essential instrument needed for the church so as to regain a sense in its own integrity and to recover a healthier reading of the scripture. A value of this is that it gives the perspective of a former Benedictine monk, making the text and opinions within more personal and direct. Another value of this source is that it links many modern views directly with the Nicene Creed. However, a limitation is that the viewpoints remain singular, making the source to be a compilation of the author’s thoughts. Another limitation is that the author takes a religious viewpoint, making the information rooted within the church instead of taking scientific or historical…show more content…
The Nicene Creed has unified Christianity by the degree of creating a universal definition, to which Christians can all identify and belong. However, within the core details of this religion and its followers, many differences and discrepancies still remain. From the progression of its creation into its modern day importance, the Nicene Creed has unified a strong and powerful religious force. Yet, the heated debates and differences of the Christian Church have been continuously fueled by the same segment of text. If indeed the Nicene Creed is as much a prophecy as it is a basis for a philosophy, the possibility of perfect unification (although still very much intact) will most likely continue for years to
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