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The Church in Council

J. M. Wallace‐Hadrill

in The Frankish Church

Published in print December 1983 | ISBN: 9780198269069
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600777 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198269064.003.0006

Series: Oxford History of the Christian Church

 The Church in Council

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An account is given of the councils and synods of Frankish Gaul from the Merovingian period. For this period, there are surviving canons (or decisions) from over twenty councils in which more than one province was represented, and from two provincial councils and one diocesan synod. The circumstances of these, and the characteristics of the canons passed, are described in the context of the Church and secular history of the time.

Keywords: canons; councils; Frankish Church; Gaul; history; Merovingian period; religious history; synods

Chapter.  7285 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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