7 Councils: The First Council of Nicaea

Today I am beginning a new series of articles on the seven ecumenical councils of the early church. These councils commenced with the First Council of Nicaea in 325 and concluded with the Second Council of Nicaea in 787. Between these two events were five more, each of which attempted to understand and establish a unified Christian theology. In this series we will take a look at each of the seven councils. For each one we will consider the setting …

7 Councils: The First Council of Constantinople

Last week I began a new series of articles on the seven ecumenical councils of the early church. These councils commenced with the First Council of Nicaea in 325 and concluded with the Second Council of Nicaea in 787. Between these two events were five more, each of which attempted to understand and establish a unified Christian theology. In this series we will take a look at each of the seven councils. For each one we will consider the setting and …

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7 Councils: The Council of Ephesus

I am in the midst of a series of articles on the seven ecumenical councils of the early church. These councils commenced with the First Council of Nicaea in 325 and concluded with the Second Council of Nicaea in 787. Between these two events were five more, each of which attempted to understand and establish a unified Christian theology. In this series we are taking a brief look at each of the seven councils. For each one we are considering the setting …

7 Councils: The Council of Chalcedon

I am in the midst of a series of articles on the seven ecumenical councils of the early church. These councils commenced with the First Council of Nicaea in 325 and concluded with the Second Council of Nicaea in 787. Between these two events were five more, each of which attempted to understand and establish a unified Christian theology. In this series we are taking a brief look at each of the seven councils. For each one we are considering the …

7 Councils: The Second Council of Constantinople

I am in the midst of a series of articles on the seven ecumenical councils of the early church. These councils commenced with the First Council of Nicaea in 325 and concluded with the Second Council of Nicaea in 787. Between these two events were five more, each of which attempted to understand and establish a unified Christian theology. In this series we are taking a brief look at each of the seven councils. For each one we are considering the setting …

7 Councils: The Third Council of Constantinople

I am in the midst of a series of articles on the seven ecumenical councils of the early church. These councils commenced with the First Council of Nicaea in 325 and concluded with the Second Council of Nicaea in 787. Between these two events were five more, each of which attempted to understand and establish a unified Christian theology. In this series we are taking a brief look at each of the seven councils. For each one we are considering the setting and …

7 Councils: The Second Council of Nicaea

Today I am completing a series of articles on the seven ecumenical councils of the early church. These councils commenced with the First Council of Nicaea in 325 and concluded with the Second Council of Nicaea in 787. Between these two events were five more, each of which attempted to understand and establish a unified Christian theology. In this series we have taken a brief look at each of the seven councils. For each one we have considered the setting and purpose, the major …