Acts of the Council of Constantinople of 869 70 (Translated Texts for Historians Lup) (Hardcover)

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The Council of Constantinople of 869-70 was highly dramatic, with its trial and condemnation of Patriarch Photius, a towering figure in the Byzantium of his day, and the tussle of wills at the council between the papal legates, the imperial representatives and the bishops. It was church
politics and personalities rather than issues of doctrine, such as icon veneration, that dominated the debates. Out of all the acts of the great early councils, the acts of this council, of which this edition is the first modern translation, are the nearest to an accurate and complete record. Its
protest against secular interference in ecclesiastical elections was taken up later in the West and led to this council's being accorded full ecumenical status, although it had been repudiated in Byzantium soon after it was held. No early council expresses so vividly the tension between Rome's claim
to supreme authority and the Byzantine reduction of this to a primacy of honour.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781800856844
ISBN-10: 1800856849
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: May 1st, 2022
Pages: 520
Language: English
Series: Translated Texts for Historians Lup