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Cornelius the Centurion (Acts 10), 108 Corpus Hermeticum and location of Johannine community 127 cosmology/cosmogony ch. 24. See also creation ex nihilo; monotheism and creation

Bardaisan and Syriac Christianity 356-7 Christological concepts arising out of 2nd century concern with, 453-6 Gnostic, 249

historical Jesus and, 8-23 Manichaean, 361 Marcion's, 198, 440, 454 Platonic, 436 Plotinus', 436 in Timaeus, 435 Cotiaeum (Phrygia), demographic dominance of Christians in, 309 Council of Antioch, 553, 554, 566 Council of Arles, 482, 523, 544, 545, 553-4, 559 Council of Constantinople, Second

Oecumenical, 566 Council of Elvira, 307 Council of Lambaesis, 308 Council of Nicaea, ch. 31. See also Nicene Creed aftermath of, 564-7

Arian controversy addressed at, 554-6, 557, 564-7

Asia Minor and Achaea, Christianity of,3i9 Constantine and, 540, 545, 552, 553, 557, 559 debates at, 559 doctrine as issue of, 552, 554 ecumenical or worldwide nature of, 552, 558

enactments of, 558-60 Eusebius on, 552, 558, 559 idolators/heretics/schismatics, validity of spiritual acts performed by, 482, 555 institutions of early Christianity establishment of, 425, 431 issues addressed by, 553-8 lapsi, reconciliation of,559, 560 location of, 558

Melitian schism settled at, 557, 559 number of bishops attending, 558 persecution ofChristians, legacy of, 522

preliminary hearing at Antioch, 557 protagonists in, 553-8 purpose and meaning of, 552-3

Council ofNicaea (cont.)

Quartodeciman controversy settled at,

553-4, 560

significance of, xviii sources on, 552

validity of spiritual acts performed by heretics/schismatics/idolators, 482 Council of Serdica, 566 councils and synods

Antiochene synodal letter regarding Paul of Samosata as benchmark for conciliar actions, 362, 432, 467-8 authority of,477 Decian persecutions and, 431 discursive, 432

heretics/schismatics/idolators, validity of baptisms performed by, 481, 482 Iconium (Phrygia), council-like gathering at, 431

institutions of church, development of,

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