Chalcedon in Context
Church Councils 400-700
Edited by Richard Price and Mary Whitby
Mary Whitby is Instructor in Greek and Latin in the University of Oxford and Lecturer in Ancient Greek at Merton College, Oxford. She is a General Editor of the Translated Texts for Historians series.
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.
Abbreviations List of Contributors Introduction - Averil Cameron The Council of Chalcedon and the Definition of Christian Tradition - David M. Gwynn ‘Reading’ the First Council of Ephesus (431) - Thomas Graumann The Syriac Acts of the Second Council of Ephesus (449) - Fergus Millar The Council of Chalcedon (451): A Narrative - Richard Price Truth, Omission, and Fiction in the Acts of Chalcedon - Richard Price Why Did the Syrians reject the Council of Chalcedon? - Andrew Louth The Second Council of Constantinople (553) and the Malleable Past - Richard Price The Lateran Council of 649 as an Ecumenical Council - Catherine Cubitt The Quinisext Council (692) as a Continuation of Chalcedon - Judith Herrin Acclamations at the Council of Chalcedon - Charlotte Roueché An Unholy Crew? Bishops Behaving Badly at Church Councils - Michael Whitby Index
Reprint in paperback of an important collection of essays first published in 2009.
Vigiliae Christianae 65/4
This first volume sets a high standard for subsequent instalments in the Translated Texts in Context series, and it will find a wide and enthusiastic readership among all students of the late antique church councils.
The Classical Review
This volume is obviously for the specialist, yet a requirement for every library. With regard to thoroughness and overall attention, there is no equivalent to this collection available in English: each essay, followed by a comprehensive bibliography, offers yet one more illustration of how Chalcedon continues to speak to all of Christ's Church.
Journal of Ecclesiastical History
Chalcedon in context is a fine companion to the recently translated Acts, a careful exploration of the complexity of council records as historical sources, and a fitting beginning for a well-conceived new series.
Medium Ævum, Vol. LXXVIII
Size: 210 x 147 mm
Publication: March 1, 2011
Series: Translated Texts for Historians, Contexts 1