From the Cross to Nicea

I am currently reading Michael Peppard’s clearly important study, The Son of God in the Roman World. There will be more to say about it later, including his, in my view, misguided broadside against Larry Hurtado in the opening chapter.

However one line from chapter 2 nicely summarized a point I think is often forgotten.

…the path from the Crucifixion to the Gospels to Nicea was a soteriology in search of a theology.

, p.40.