Councils, Ecumenical


Councils, Ecumenical
Councils, Ecumenical
Article looking at the definition, place in church governance and short historical sketches of each council until Vatican I

Catholic Encyclopedia. . 2006.


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  • councils, ecumenical —  ; councils, general    An ecumenical or general council is a gathering of bishops and other Churchleaders from around the world to discuss and resolve pressing issues in the Church; a general council, which must be approved by the Pope,… …   Glossary of theological terms

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  • Ecumenical council — This article is about ecumenical councils in general. For the Roman Catholic councils, see Catholic Ecumenical Councils. For the Salvador Dalí painting, see The Ecumenical Council (painting). Part of a series on Christianity …   Wikipedia

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  • Councils of Carthage — Councils of Carthage, also referred to as Synods of Carthage were church synods held during the 3rd, 4th, and 5th centuries in the town of Carthage in Africa. The most important of these are described below. In May 251 a synod, assembled under… …   Wikipedia

  • Ecumenical Council of Lyon — can refer to two councils held in the Primacy of Lyon: *the First Ecumenical Council of Lyon in 1245, being the Thirteenth Ecumenical Council *the Second Ecumenical Council of Lyon in 1274 …   Wikipedia

  • Ecumenical Councils — • Article looking at the definition, place in church governance and short historical sketches of each council until Vatican I Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • councils, general —  ; councils, general    An ecumenical or general council is a gathering of bishops and other Churchleaders from around the world to discuss and resolve pressing issues in the Church; a general council, which must be approved by the Pope,… …   Glossary of theological terms

  • Ecumenical movement —    The Ecumenical movement emerged early in the 20th century in an attempt to reverse the splintering of Protestantism into so many competing denominations. It has been a major force in Protestant church life ever since.    Protestantism began as …   Encyclopedia of Protestantism

  • ecumenical council — noun (early Christian church) one of seven gatherings of bishops from around the known world under the presidency of the Pope to regulate matters of faith and morals and discipline the first seven councils through 787 are considered to be… …   Useful english dictionary


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