The History of the Catholic Church
Chapter 3: Arius, the Divinity of Christ and the Dignity of Man
Arius, the Divinity of Christ and the Dignity of Man
Film Focus: Fr. Daniel O’Reilly focuses upon the two teachings of Arius which later were corrected by Church councils. He finishes by explaining why these issues are of importance to Catholics today.
Text Focus: Pages 89-92
1. Explain the two things which Arius taught which were later corrected.
2. How is what Arius taught different from what Catholics believe?
3. Which Church council discussed Arianism? What did the council proclaim? How
did this clarify the Church’s teaching about Christ?
4. What is the significance for Catholics today if we follow Arius in believing that
Jesus was not fully God and fully man?
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