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Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed
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The creed known since the 17th century as the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed (Confession [of faith]: III, 1) appears in liturgies since the 6th century (Creed: I), where it is called the Nicene Creed. It is first attested in 451 (together with the earlier Nicene creed) in the acts of the Council of Chalcedon, which call it the sym-bol or creed of the 150 fathers of the Council of Constantinople (IV, 1) in 381 (ACO 2, 1.2, Actio III, 14, p. 276; Actio V, 33, p. 324). It differs from the Nicene Creed primarily in its Christology and pneumatology, as well as i…

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Drecoll, Volker Henning, “Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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