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SECTION I.-History of the Nicene Council.

1. History of Arius :-

Before his heresy . . . . .

Upon it . . . . . . .
2. Character and position of Constantine :-

His view of Christianity . . .
His disappointment at its dissensions.
His conduct towards the Donatists
His wish for religious peace . .
His letter to Athanasius and Arius .

He convokes the Nicene Council

3. Transactions at the Council :-

Disputations . . . . . .

Its selection of the test, Homoüsion.

Its creed . . . . . . .

Dissentients . . . . . .

Brought over . . . . . .

Banishment of Arius . . . . .

SECTION II.—Consequences of the Nicene Council.

1. The Arians :-

Their political and party spirit . . .

Ingratiate themselves with Constantine ..

Their leaders, Eusebius of Nicomedia

And Eusebius of Cæsarea. .

Constantia, sister to Constantine . .

2. The Catholics :-

Successful at Nicæa . . .

Yet their prospects clouded
Arius's restoration attempted by Constantine
At Alexandria . . . . . .
At Constantinople .:. : : :
The prayers of Bishop Alexander .

Death of Arius . . . . . .

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