When and where
325 in Nicea (Now Iznik, Turkey, 70 miles from Constantinople on
the Asiatic shore of the Bosporus)
Crisis or controversy
Christ was a pure creature; made out of nothing; liable to fall;
the Son of God by adoption, not by nature: Arianism.
318 bishops, and the following notables:
Convened: Constantine I, Emperor;
Eusebius of Caesarea, historian;
St. Athanasius, theologian;
Ratified: Silvester I, Pope.
Decrees and resolutions
The Nicene Creed;
The Consubstantiality of the Word:
with the Father;
Solved how the date of Easter should be calculated.