The Acts of the Council of Constantinople of 553
With Related Texts on the Three Chapters Controversy
Translated with commentary by Richard Price
Richard Price is head of the History of Christianity subject group at Heythrop College, University of London. His previous publications include Theodoret, History of the Monks of Syria: A Translation and Commentary, and Augustine.
Preface vii Abbreviations xiii GENERAL INTRODUCTION I. The Road from Chalcedon 451–518 II. The Ecclesiastical Policy of the Emperor Justinian III. The Trials of Pope Vigilius IV. The Theology: Problems and Solutions V. The Three Chapters 1. Theodore of Mopsuestia 2. The Controversial Writings of Theodoret 3. The Letter of Ibas to Mari the Persian VI. The Reception of the Council VII. Texts and Versions LETTERS FROM AFRICA (545–6) 1. Bishop Pontianus to Justinian 2. Ferrandus, Letter 6 to the Deacons of Rome JUSTINIAN, EDICT ON THE ORTHODOX FAITH (551) LETTERS BY OR ON POPE VIGILIUS (551–2) 1. Letter of Excommunication to Ascidas and Menas 2. Letter from the Church of Milan to the Frankish Envoys 3. Encyclical Letter, Dum in Sanctae Euphemiae THE ACTS OF THE COUNCIL OF 553 Session I, 5 May Session II, 8 May Session III, 9 May Session IV, 12 May Session V, 17 May VOLUME ONE vi TABLE OF CONTENTS VOLUME TWO Abbreviations vii THE ACTS OF THE COUNCIL OF 553 Session VI, 19 May 3 Session VII, 26 May 72 Session VIII, 2 June 102 VIGILIUS, THE TWO CONSTITUTA (553–4) 1. First Constitutum 141 2. Second Letter to Eutychius of Constantinople 214 3. Second Constitutum 219 APPENDICES I. The Anti-Origenist Canons (543 and 553) 1. Canons of 543 2. Letter of Justinian to the Council (553) 3. Canons of 553 II. The Attendance and Subscription Lists MAPS 1. Patriarchates and Provinces 2. The Balkans 3. Western Asia Minor 4. Eastern Asia Minor 5. Syria and Palestine 6. Egypt 7. Italy and Africa GLOSSARY BIBLIOGRAPHY 1. Primary Sources 2. Secondary Literature INDICES 1. Persons in the Texts 2. Documents 3. The Commentary
Price’s extra labour in supplying detailed indices and an up-to-date bibliography makes this volume a valuable aid to research as well as an accessible introduction to the doctrinal and political issues surrounding the Fifth Ecumenical Council.
Kevin Uhalde Early Medieval Europe 19 (3)
There are many amusing and clever asides which make this volume not only an important contribution to historical scholarship and research but a pleasure to read.
Lionel Wickham Journal of Theological Studies
Price must be congratulated for a translation that will remain indispensable both for historians and for scholars of historical theology.
The Journal of Ecclesiastical History, Volume 62/3
Size: 210 x 147 mm
Publication: July 9, 2012
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