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Voting about God in early church councils

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Very good condition throughout, pages unmarked, spine undamaged. Dust jacket intact with just one small black smudge on back cover.

In this study, Ramsay MacMullen steps aside from the well-worn path that previous scholars have trod to explore exactly how early Christian doctrines became official. Drawing on extensive verbatim stenographic records, he analyzes the ecumenical councils from A.D. 325 to 553, in which participants gave authority to doctrinal choices by majority vote.The author investigates the sometimes astonishing bloodshed and violence that marked the background to church council proceedings, and from there goes on to describe the planning and staging of councils, the emperors' role, the routines of debate, the participants' understanding of the issues, and their views on God's intervention in their activities. He concludes with a look at the significance of the councils and their doctrinal decisions within the history of Christendom.

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Author(s):
MacMullen, Ramsay
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0300115962
ISBN-13:
9780300115963
Number of pages:
170
Publisher:
Yale University Press

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Very good condition throughout, pages unmarked, spine undamaged. Dust jacket intact with just one small black smudge on back cover.

In this study, Ramsay MacMullen steps aside from the well-worn path that previous scholars have trod to explore exactly how early Christian doctrines became official. Drawing on extensive verbatim stenographic records, he analyzes the ecumenical councils from A.D. 325 to 553, in which participants gave authority to doctrinal choices by majority vote.The author investigates the sometimes astonishing bloodshed and violence that marked the background to church council proceedings, and from there goes on to describe the planning and staging of councils, the emperors' role, the routines of debate, the participants' understanding of the issues, and their views on God's intervention in their activities. He concludes with a look at the significance of the councils and their doctrinal decisions within the history of Christendom.

Author(s):
MacMullen, Ramsay
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0300115962
ISBN-13:
9780300115963
Number of pages:
170
Publisher:
Yale University Press

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