Chalcedon in Context
Church Councils 400-700
Distributed for Liverpool University Press
The Council of Chalcedon in 451 was a defining moment in the Christological controversies that tore apart the churches of the Eastern Roman Empire in the fifth and sixth centuries, as theological division, political rivalry, and sectarian violence produced a schism that persists to this day between Chalcedonian and non-Chalcedonian churches. The Acts of the Councils are one of the largest collections of source materials relating to the Church of Late Antiquity and its state relations, and this volume places the acclaimed translation in context with the Council of Chalcedon of 451, ultimately informing historians on how to approach manifold aspects of these documents.
“With regard to thoroughness and overall attention, there is no equivalent to this collection available in English: each essay, followed by a comprehensive bibliography, offers yet one more illustration of how Chalcedon continues to speak to all of Christ’s church.”
The Council of Chalcedon and the Definition of Christian Tradition
David M. Gwynn
‘Reading’ the First Council of Ephesus (431)
The Syriac Acts of the Second Council of Ephesus (449)
The Council of Chalcedon (451): A Narrative
Why Did the Syrians reject the Council of Chalcedon?
The Second Council of Constantinople (553) and the Malleable Past
The Lateran Council of 649 as an Ecumenical Council
The Quinisext Council (692) as a Continuation of Chalcedon
Acclamations at the Council of Chalcedon
An Unholy Crew? Bishops Behaving Badly at Church Councils