The Ancient Christian Doctrine series traces the traditional doctrinal confessions of the church as they are expressed in the Nicene Creed. This volume (2) follows the second phrase in the creed "We believe in One Lord Jesus Christ, the only Son of God eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, True God from true God, Begotten not made, of one being with the Father. Through him all things were made, for us, and for our salvation, he came down from Heaven. By the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate, from the Virgin Mary, and was made man. In following the creed, this book documents the major theological contributions made to the doctrines stated above in the early church. This series is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in learning more about the ways in which the early church formulated their theology.