A Chaotic Council of Ambiguity w/ Michael Lofton

Michael addresses the chaotic and ambiguous nature of the Council of Ephesus, and some of its leading figures. He then makes certain applications to the Second Vatican Council.

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The Council of Constantinople 869 Rev. Dr. Richard Price

SVJ888FKF&pd_rd_r=ffe401e4-fceb-4385-94c1-c43202b37d90&pd_rd_wg=5F4De&ref_=pd_gw_ci_mcx_mi 00:00 Introduction 01:50 The historical context: what led to this council? 5:30 The condemnation of this council at that of 879-80. How did its Acts survive? 11:00 Did 879 entirely overturn 869 or only partially? 15:00 Was 869 merely disciplinary in nature or was it also a doctrinal council? 17:18 Its uniquely poor attendance. […]

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The Rev. Dr. Richard Price returns to R&T to discuss the Council of Constantinople 869-870, along with its historical relationship to other councils such as 879-880. He also addresses the status of Photius in the Catholic Church, along with the view of the papacy on these councils. 00:00 Introduction 01:50 The historical context: what led […]

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The Council of Chalcedon with Dr. Richard Price | 09/11/2021

The Council of Chalcedon with Dr. Richard Price | 09/11/2021 Professor Richard Price discusses the Council of Chalcedon with the R&T crew. Richard Price is Professor Emeritus of the History of Christianity, Heythrop College and Honorary Research Fellow, Royal Holloway, University of London. His many previous publications include The Acts of the Council of Constantinople […]

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Elijah Yasi on Ecumenical Councils

Michael, William and Erick discuss Ecumenical Councils with Elijah Yasi. Topics include: 1. Can a Pope act without the consent of the bishops? 2. What is an Ecumenical Council? 3. What is the role of reception with Ecumenical Councils? 4. Can a Pope force his view on a council? 5. Did Constance teach Conciliarism? And […]

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Review of Bishop Hilarion on The Reception of the Ecumenical Councils in the Early Church

I’d like to review Eastern Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev’s article “The Reception of the Ecumenical councils in the Early Church” which was published by St. Vladimir’s Theological Quarterly in 2003. Purpose of the Paper The purpose of Bishop Hilarion’s paper is to explain how Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox could possibly reunite without either communion […]

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