Ante-nicene



of or relating to the Christian church or period before the Nicene Council of a.d. 325.
Historical Examples

The attitude of the church in the post-Nicene period differs from that in the ante-Nicene in two important respects.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 3 Various

Protestants can as little bear its ante-Nicene as its Post-tridentine period.
An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine John Henry Cardinal Newman

In ante-Nicene times these took place in various provinces of the Church, but did not extend to the whole Church.
Church and State as Seen in the Formation of Christendom T. W. Allies

Perhaps it will be said we ought to take the ante-Nicene Fathers as a whole, and interpret one of them by another.
An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine John Henry Cardinal Newman

Again, there is one and one only great doctrinal Council in ante-Nicene times.
An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine John Henry Cardinal Newman

It is not possible from existing documents to form a continuous and detailed history of the ante-Nicene Church.
Church and State as Seen in the Formation of Christendom T. W. Allies

They are otherwise known to express usages or opinions of the ante-Nicene centuries.
Historical Sketches, Volume I (of 3) John Henry Newman

In one respect we approach an examination of the ante-Nicene church with feelings of admiration.
The Last Reformation F. G. [Frederick George] Smith

In the ante-Nicene period only ecclesiastical penalties, such as reproof, deposition or excommunication, could be imposed.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 3 Various

On the positive proofs of his own position, Horsley cites numerous passages from the ante-Nicene fathers.
The English Church in the Eighteenth Century Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton

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