Emperor Constantius II Demands Council of Rimini to Form a Creed on Jesus' Nature

Emperor Constantius II Demands Council of Rimini to Form a Creed on Jesus' Nature

Emperor Constantius II
Source: Mary Harrsch

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Emperor Constantius II sends a letter to the Council of Rimini, commanding them to develop a creed which is compatible with that developed by the Council of Seleucia in the East.

Constantius II is an adherent of Arianism, a Christian heresy created by Arius of Alexandria, and is trying to get church councils to validate his position.

The Council of Seleucia will decide that Jesus was of "similar substance" to God rather than the "same substance" as decided in the Council of Nicea. The Council of Rimini decides that Jesus is like God "according to the scriptures," thus avoiding any controversial terms.

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