Title: The Acts of the Council of Constantinople of 553: With Related Texts on the Three Chapters Controversy (Liverpool University Press - Translated Texts for Historians)
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Liverpool University Press September 2012
184631836X / 9781846318368
Seller ID: 127107
Because it condemned two of the greatest biblical scholars and commentators of the patristic era, the Council of Constantinople of 553 has long been considered the most controversial of the ecumenical councils. The council and its organizer, the Byzantine emperor Justinian, used brutality toward their opponents and the falsification of documents in order to pass decrees. However, this translation of the Council's Acts by Richard Price reveals that the theology of the council was both opportune and constructive and its contributions to Christian unity were well-intentioned and not wholly unsuccessful. In his commentary, Price thoughtfully reevaluates material neglected by historians of the period.