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Councils/Synods
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A council (Lat. concilium) or synod (Gk σύνοδος) is an episcopal gathering that is convoked in order that bishops, usually accompanied by other clerics, discuss various aspects of ecclesiastical discipline and faith, and finally decide what clergy and laity are supposed to believe…

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Weckwerth, Andreas, “Councils/Synods”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 29 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_EECO_SIM_00000790>
First published online: 2020



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