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Chalcedon, Council of
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1. Historical Importance

The Council of Chalcedon (modern Kadiköy, a district of Istanbul on the eastern shore of the Bosporus) holds a place of preeminence among the imperial or ecumenical councils of the early church that dealt with Christological questions (Christology). Made possible by a change in the leadership of the Roman Empire, according to the plan of the new rulers (Marcian and Pulcheria), it had the main purpose of reversing the deci…

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Ritter, Adolf Martin, “Chalcedon, Council of”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 11 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_C358>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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