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A HISTORY OF THE
COUNCILS OF THE CHURCH:
VOLUMES 1 TO 5

CHARLES JOSEPH HEFELE D. D.

A HISTORY OF THE CHRISTIAN COUNCILS, FROM THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS.

BY Charles Joseph Hefele, D. D., BISHOP OF ROTTENBURG, FORMERLY PROFESSOR OF THEOLOGY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF TÜBINGEN

Translated from the German, and Edited by WILLIAM R. CLARK, M. A. OXON., PREBENDARY OF WELLS AND VICAR OF TAUNTON.

EDINBURGH: T. & T. CLARK, 38, GEORGE STREET. V1: MDCCCLXXI. V2: 1876. V3: 1883. V4: 1895. V5: 1896.

CONTENTS

Title Page: A HISTORY OF THE COUNCILS OF THE CHURCH: VOLUMES 1 TO 5

A HISTORY OF THE COUNCILS OF THE CHURCH: VOLUME 1 A. D. 325.

PREFACE

HISTORY OF THE COUNCILS

INTRODUCTION

BOOK I
ANTE-NICENE COUNCILS

CHAPTER I
COUNCILS OF THE FIRST TWO CENTURIES

CHAPTER II
THE SYNODS OF THE THIRD CENTURY

CHAPTER III
THE SYNODS OF THE FIRST TWENTY YEARS OF THE FOURTH CENTURY

BOOK II
THE FIRST ŒCUMENICAL COUNCIL OF NICÆA, A.D. 325

CHAPTER I
PRELIMINARY

CHAPTER II
THE DISCUSSIONS AT NICÆA

APPENDIX
THE SO-CALLED APOSTOLIC CANONS

A HISTORY OF THE COUNCILS OF THE CHURCH: VOLUME 2 A.D. 326 TO A.D. 429

AUTHOR’S PREFACE TO SECOND EDITION OF FIRST VOLUME

AUTHOR’S PREFACE TO SECOND VOLUME

HISTORY OF THE COUNCILS

BOOK III
THE TIME BETWEEN THE FIRST ŒCUMENICAL COUNCIL AND THE SYNOD OF SARDICA

BOOK IV
THE SYNODS OF SARDICA AND PHILIPPOPOLIS

BOOK V
THE INTERVAL BETWEEN THE COUNCIL OF SARDICA AND THE SECOND GENERAL COUNCIL

BOOK VI
THE SYNODS OF LAODICEA AND GANGRA

BOOK VII
THE SECOND GENERAL COUNCIL AT CONSTANTINOPLE IN 381

BOOK VIII
THE TIME BETWEEN THE SECOND AND THIRD GENERAL COUNCILS

APPENDIX
NOTE ON THE FALL OF POPE LIBERIUS

A HISTORY OF THE COUNCILS OF THE CHURCH: VOLUME 3 A.D. 431 TO A.D. 451

EDITOR’S PREFACE

HISTORY OF THE COUNCILS

BOOK IX
THE THIRD ŒCUMENICAL SYNOD AT EPHESUS, A.D. 431

CHAPTER I
PRELIMINARY HISTORY

CHAPTER II
BEGINNING, CONFLICT, AND VICTORY OF THE SYNOD OF EPHESUS

CHAPTER III
PROCEEDINGS WITH A VIEW TO UNION BETWEEN CYRIL AND THE ANTIOCHENES. OVERTHROW OF NESTORIANISM

BOOK X
THE INTERVAL BETWEEN THE THIRD AND FOURTH ŒCUMENICAL COUNCILS

CHAPTER I
THE SYNODS HELD BEFORE THE BREAKING OUT OF THE EUTYCHIAN CONTROVERSY

CHAPTER II
EUTYCHES AND THE SYNOD AT CONSTANTINOPLE, A.D. 448

CHAPTER III
THE ROBBER-SYNOD

CHAPTER IV
THE ROBBER-SYNOD IS TO BE CONFRONTED BY A NEW AND GREATER COUNCIL

BOOK XI
THE FOURTH ŒUMENICAL SYNOD AT CHALCEDON, A.D. 451

A HISTORY OF THE COUNCILS OF THE CHURCH: VOLUME 4 A.D. 451 TO A.D. 680

PREFACE

HISTORY OF THE COUNCILS

BOOK XII
THE LATER SYNODS OF THE FIFTH CENTURY

BOOK XIII
THE SYNODS OF THE FIRST HALF OF THE SIXTH CENTURY TO THE OUTBREAK OF THE CONTROVERSY OF THE THREE CHAPTERS

BOOK XIV
THE CONTROVERSY OF THE THREE CHAPTERS AND THE FIFTH ŒCUMENICAL SYNOD

CHAPTER I
EVENTS PRECEDING THE OPENING OF THE FIFTH SYNOD

CHAPTER II
THE TRANSACTIONS OF THE FIFTH ŒCUMENICAL SYNOD

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

VII

VIII

IX

X

XI

XII

XIII

XIV

CHAPTER III
RECOGNITION OF THE FIFTH ŒCUMENICAL SYNOD AND FURTHER COURSE OF THE CONTROVERSY ON THE THREE CHAPTERS

BOOK XV
INTERVAL BETWEEN THE FIFTH AND SIXTH ŒCUMENICAL SYNODS, UNTIL THE BEGINNING OF THE MONOTHELITE CONTROVERSIES

CHAPTER I
THE SYNODS UNTIL THE END OF THE SIXTH CENTURY

CHAPTER II
THE SYNODS NOT RELATING TO MONOTHELITISM BETWEEN THE YEARS 600 AND 680

A HISTORY OF THE COUNCILS OF THE CHURCH: VOLUME 5 A.D. 626 TO THE CLOSE OF THE SECOND COUNCIL OF NICÆA, A.D. 787.

EDITOR’S PREFACE

NOTE ON INDICTION

AUTHOR’S PREFACE

HISTORY OF THE COUNCILS

BOOK XVI
THE MONOTHELITE CONTROVERSIES AND THE SIXTH ŒCUMENICAL SYNOD

CHAPTER I
THE OCCURRENCES BEFORE THE SIXTH ŒCUMENICAL SYNOD

CHAPTER II
THE SIXTH ŒCUMENICAL SYNOD

BOOK XVII
THE TIME FROM THE END OF THE SIXTH ŒCUMENICAL COUNCIL TO THE BEGINNING OF THE DISPUTE RESPECTING IMAGES

BOOK XVIII
THE CONTROVERSY ABOUT IMAGES AND THE SEVENTH ŒCUMENICAL SYNOD

CHAPTER I
HISTORY OF THE CONTROVERSY ABOUT IMAGES UP TO THE CONVOCATION OF THE SEVENTH ŒCUMENICAL SYNOD

CHAPTER II
THE SEVENTH ŒCUMENICAL SYNOD AT NICÆA, A.D. 787

POSTSCRIPT ON THE ICONOCLASTIC CONTROVERSY

APPENDIX

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF SYNODS








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