The Councils of the Church: A Short History

The Councils of the Church: A Short History

by Norman P. Tanner


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The Councils of the Church: A Short History by Norman P. Tanner

The editor of the magisterial Decrees of the Ecumenical Councils provides the best overview of the councils available in English. Tanner covers the history of conciliar teaching, from the early and medieval councils to the Second Vatican Council, showing their abiding importance in the life of the church.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780824519049
Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company
Publication date: 05/28/2001
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.37(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Note and Abbreviationsvii
Glossary of Termsix
1Ecumenical Councils of the Early Church13
List of the Ecumenical Councils13
Participants and Structures15
Doctrinal Decrees: Nicaea I to Chalcedon21
Doctrinal Decrees: Constantinople II to Nicaea II33
Canons Relating to Church Order36
Other Councils41
2Medieval Councils: Lateran I to Lateran V46
Papal Councils: Lateran I to Vienne51
Constance, Basel-Florence, and Lateran V64
3Councils of the Modern Era75
Vatican I87
Vatican II96
Conclusion and the Future114
AppendixList of Ecumenical and General Councils125

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