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Constantinople, 03: Second Council of (Fifth Ecumenical Council; 553 CE)
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The Second Council of Constantinople in 553 CE was the fifth ecumenical council. The council, indeed, was wanted by Justinian rather than by the bishop of Rome or other bishops. Pope Vigilius had been brought by force from Rome to Constantinople, by the emperor’s order, already in 546 CE, because Justinian wanted him to ratify the condemnation of the “Three Chapters” (besides that of Origen, on which see below): Theodore of Mopsuestia, Theodoret of Cyrrhus, and Ibas of Edessa, accused of Nestorianism. Justinian published two ed…

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Ramelli, Ilaria L.E., “Constantinople, 03: Second Council of (Fifth Ecumenical Council; 553 CE)”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 17 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_EECO_COM_040628>
First published online: 2019



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