Since the beginnings of Christianity and the formation of the Christian church, there have been hundreds of General, Patriarchal, National, and Primatial Councils, where Catholic, Orthodox, and Anglican church leaders and theologians met to discuss their church doctrines and disciplines. These councils are crucial for addressing church dogmatics, ecclesiastical canons, and official church positions. Edward H. Landon's A Manual of Councils of the Holy Catholic Church (2 vols.) is a compendium of these councils, arranged alphabetically by council location. With over eight-hundred packed pages, A Manual of Councils of the Holy Catholic Church (2 vols.) is an invaluable reference collection that spans centuries of church council history!
The concise entries list the location, date, notable attendees, and major points of discussion in the following format:
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