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Quinisext Council
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[German Version]

(Πεvϑέκτη/Penthéktē) is the name given to the ecumenical synod convoked by Emperor Justinian II (685–695; 705–711) in Constantinople (IV, 4) in 691/692, as it was meant to resolve the canonical deficits of the 5th and 6th ecumenical councils (Constantinople: IV, 2 & 3). Because it convened at the same location where the 6th ecumenical council was held (the domed hall [Trullos] of the imperial palace), it is also known as “Trullanum II.” In 102 canons (Canons/Canon collections), th…

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Ohme, Heinz, “Quinisext Council”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 03 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024776>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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