What were the issues in the Fourth-Century Arian Controversy?
The Arian Controversy of the fourth century was the greatest controversy in the church of all time. It was a dispute over the identity of Jesus Christ: Is He God or is He subordinate to God? This article identifies the main issues in that controversy. It addresses the orthodox view when the controversy began, why did the Nicene Creed of AD 325 fail to end the controversy, the competing views, the roles of the emperors and of Greek philosophy in the controversy and how the Controversy was brought to an end.