The Acts of the Lateran Synod of 649 Paperback

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The Acts of the Lateran Synod of 649

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The Lateran Synod of 649 was a major event in the 'monothelete' controversy of the seventh century over 'wills' and 'operations' in Christ. It represented a determined attempt by the papacy to frustrate and reverse the ecclesiastical policy of the emperor and patriarch at Constantinople. It represented the boldest challenge to imperial authority by churchmen that late antiquity had seen. The theology adopted by the synod and its expression in a series of speeches was the work of a team of Greek monks under the leadership of St Maximus the Confessor. This translation will add to the still limited body of material available in English for the study of a writer who is widely held to have been the greatest of all Byzantine theologians. The Acts of the synod have been a major puzzle ever since their editor, Rudolf Riedinger, demonstrated that the Greek version, not the Latin, is the original, even though the council must have conducted its business in Latin.
This edition offers a new explanation of this anomaly, which restores authenticity to the synodal sessions, without denying that the Acts, as published, were not a straight factual record but propaganda intended to convince the Roman world of the orthodoxy and authority of the papacy.

The Acts of the Lateran Synod of 649 was published by Liverpool University Press in January 2017. The ISBN for The Acts of the Lateran Synod of 649 is 9781781383445.

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Details for The Acts of the Lateran Synod of 649

Book FormatPaperback
PublisherLiverpool University Press (January 2017)
Number of Pages476
Thickness28 mm
Height210 mm
Width147 mm
Product Code4533984
Page last updated 19th April 2018
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