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Neonicaeanism” (also “neo-Nicaean/neo-Nicene” and “pro-Nicaean/pro-Nicene” theology) is the name given to a theological/Trinitarian stance (Trinity) ascribed to the Cappadocian fathers as a consequence of 19th-century historico-theological discussions concerning the relationship of their Trinitarian teaching to the so-called “original” Nicene theology, identified by some acclaimed scholars with the Trinitarian teachings of Athanasius of Alexandria. Defined initially th…

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Zhyrkova, Anna, “Neonicaeanism”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 22 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2019

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