The General Councils: A History of the Twenty-One General Councils from Nicaea to Vatican II

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Dezember 2005



A succinct, up to date and chronological history of the 21 general councils, along with their major tasks, achievements and failures and their impact on their times.


Developing doctrine : Nicaea I (325) to Constantinople III (680-681) -- Prayer and politics : Nicaea II (787) and Constantinople IV (869-870) -- Supervising the early church : disciplinary canons -- Four Lateran councils : 1123-1215 -- Power struggles : Lyons I (1245) to Vienne (1311-1312) -- Supervising the medieval church : disciplinary canons -- Councils vs. popes : Constance (1414-1418) and Basel-Ferrara-Florence-Rome (1431-1445) -- Reform lost and regained : Lateran V (1512-1517) and Trent (1545-1563) -- Papal infallibility : Vatican I (1869-1870) -- Brave new world, brave new council : Vatican II (1962-1965).


Christopher M. Bellitto is a church historian who has been profiled in the New York Times and has appeared on CNN to comment on Church matters. He holds a Ph.D. in medieval history from Fordham University and is the author of several books.
EAN: 9780809140190
ISBN: 0809140195
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2005
Seitenanzahl: 156 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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