Ryan, Simron, Sequoia, Emily L.

The filioque controversy revolved around the Western church’s insertion of language into the Nicene Creed. The insertion of the language of “double procession” of the Spirit through the Father and the Son was objectionable to the Eastern church, partially theologically, but partially because the change took place without an ecumenical council. The theological concerns related to coequality within the Trinity was one issue, but the filioque issue became one upon which other concerns were placed, eventually resulting in the Great Schism.