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    The Effects of the Third Ecumenical Council on the Representation of Marian Doctrine in the Fifth-Century Church According to Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (2014), an ecumenical council was “assembly convened to deliberate and decide on ecclesiastical doctrine and on other matters affecting the interests of the Christian church.” In the Early church, ecumenical councils were called to discuss and expound upon the doctrine being formed within the church. They centered around heresy and sought to promote sound doctrine. Doctrine, then, led to practice. The third ecumenical council affected the practices of the fifth-century church, especially relating to its architecture and hymnography. Historical Intro In order to understand the…

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    Ecumenical Council

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    An ecumenical council is a conference of ecclesiastical dignitaries and theological experts (i.e. bishops, theologians, etc.) that are officially assembled. The purpose is to discuss and make policy concerning Church doctrine and practices. The word "ecumenical" is derived from a Greek term which literally means "the inhabited world.” The purpose of the Council of Vienne was to settle the affair of the Knights of Templars, to advance the rescue of the Holy Land, and to reform certain…

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    The last section of chapter discusses Edinburgh and Lausanne’s’ relationship to convergence. Chapter five focuses on the convergence beyond the Lausanne movement. The chapter starts of discussing the theological convergence’s impact “on the broader evangelical and ecumenical world focusing on theological assumptions (162)” and “missiological methods that emerged from the Lausanne movement” (Pruitt 167). Pruitt discusses the International Mission Board (IMB) and its relationship with Lausanne,…

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    so it is with Christ.” (1 Corinthians 12:12) With reference to the quote above, evaluate (make a judgement) the success of the Ecumenical Movement in Australia. Ecumenism, in relation to Australian Christianity, is the religious initiative towards unity within the Christian church. The Ecumenical movement successfully promoted the co-operation between different religious denominations, which clearly answers the word of Christ, ‘For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the…

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    Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries (FIRM) was established in 1994. Since 1994, they have been helping the following refugee communities: Hmong, Laotian, Slavic, African and Syrian. Firm is a christian based non-profit. It was founded to help the refugee community in the Fresno area. FIRM has a particularly important mission and vision. There mission is simple for these refugees to assimilate. In layman terms, this means for them to become Americans. Another mission is there moto,…

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    Council Of Trent

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    The Council of Trent spanned a lengthy 18 years (1545-1563) and proved to be one of the most significant of the 21 ecumenical councils convened in Church history. Despite the import of an historical event which influenced Catholic teaching for years to come, little work has been written on this particular council. However, Fr. John O’Malley, S.J., has presented a detailed recounting of this remarkable event in his book, Trent: What Happened at the Council, published by the Belknap Press of…

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    truly God and whether he had both a human or divine nature. The recurring issue would, later be identified as the Trinity. The controversy concerning the Trinity was first referenced in 325A.D., at the first ecumenical council of Nicaea. The council of Nicaea set out to assemble a universal Christian doctrine, which resulted in the Nicene Creed [cite]. Both the Greek (Eastern) and the Latin (Western) church expressed the Nicene Creed, agreeing on commonalities and combat the Arian point of…

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    been controversy about is Jesus really God, is the Holy Spirit a part of God, and is Jesus really full man and God.The first controversy was in 324 A.D. when Arius gives his position of God being the only eternal being and that Jesus the son is only a creature.Alexander (Bishop of Alexandria) response in disagreement was that Jesus is indeed a eternal being equal to God.This ultimately leads to Constantine calling the First Ecumenical Council in Nicea.Next, the controversy in 381 A.D. was meant…

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    Schism In Christianity

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    The move into the Christian-Roman period, or the early Medieval/Dark Ages marked an important point in Catholic Christianity’s history, and allowed controversies over the teaching and practice of religious doctrines throughout Christianity to present themselves. Leaders within the churches convened in order to form unanimous and unwavering principles as answers to the essential questions of teaching orthodox faith. These debates would be called Ecumenical Councils, settling disputes regarding…

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    School Observation

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    I traveled to the government center in toledo to attend a meeting with a small group of government students. Along the way, we got lost but eventually found the tall white building that one of our friends described to us as the government center. I found a parking spot and paid the parking meter. We walked the rest of the way in the unpredicted humid May weather. The building was refreshingly cool; the inside was presented in a sophisticated manner. I could not help but feel out of place in my…

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