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zarin taslima
Jul 06, 2022
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The British historian Gibbon's masterpiece "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" devoted a lot of space to the development of Christianity in the Roman Empire. Among them, the evolution of the " Trinity " idea is quite intriguing. Basically, this idea was confirmed in the "Nicaea Creed" adopted by the "First Council of Nicea" led by Emperor Constantine, but because of the sub-sect that opposed the "Trinity", Emperor Constantine won the , and the support of his successor, the Roman emperor Constantius II, temporarily frustrated by the exile of Bishop Athanasius, the leader of the Trinity. The idea of ​​the "Trinity" being reconfirmed as orthodox came after Jovian ascended the throne and reappointed Athanasius as bishop. However, the final decision was made after Theodosius I proclaimed the orthodox status of the "Trinity". Since then, the sub-sect has been labeled as a heretic, and has been reduced by religious persecution. Wait a minute, are banner design we talking about the development of religious thought, or are we talking about the development of political thought? Why did the idea of ​​the "Trinity" become orthodox in relation to the rulers of the Roman Empire? That's because the Roman Empire at that time was still a country with the unity of politics and religion, so as long as it was related to the stability of the Roman Empire, the Roman emperor would intervene. Because the "Trinity" is so arguing, if no one comes forward to unify the differences between Christian factions, Christianity will definitely be divided. For the Roman Empire, which fought all day long for the integrity of the empire, it was a great social crisis. Therefore, directly resolving religious differences with political power was the solution with the lowest social cost. As for the "Trinity" controversy, after Theodosius I made a final decision, will the world be at peace from now on? Of course not. As long as the "Trinity" is not written in black and white in the Bible, there will be denominations with different views that will continue to emerge. It's just that these denominations (such as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) are generally considered heretics.
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