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Quercia, Council of
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A council (Councils/Synods) named ad Quercum (“the Oak”), was a local council of the Church of Constantinople, held in July 403 CE in the suburb of Chalcedon called “The Oak,” The council resulted in the condemnation and deposition of John Chrysostom as archbishop of Constantinople.

In 402 CE, the archbishop of Alexandria, Theophilus, had brought charges against a group of Egyptian monks, condemning them for adhering to “anthropomorphisticism” or the belief in God’s human form. They fled to Egypt; s…

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Boddens Hosang, F.J. Elizabeth, “Quercia, Council of”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 27 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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