First Council of Constantinople

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It was convened by Theodosius I to unite the E. Church at the end of the Arian controversy. It came to be regarded as the Second Oecumenical Council, even though no W. bishops were present. The work of the Council of Nicaea on the doctrine of Christ was ratified, and the humanity of Christ was safeguarded by condemning Apollinarianism. The so-called Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed (see Nicene Creed), traditionally ascribed to this Council, was probably not drawn up by it, but it may well have been endorsed by it.

Subjects: Christianity.

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