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The Second Council of Constantinople

The possibility that Chalcedon had made a mistake in failing to explicitly condemn three men opposed to Cyril haunted the Church.  The Emperor Justinian, seeking to reunite a religiously fractured empire, sought to resolve the Three Chapters controversy first by edict and then by a new council.  Yet the most important part of the story was a showdown between pope and emperor which would have lasting consequences in the Church.  Join us as we talk about the Second Council of Constantinople in our continuing series on the early church.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide

Episode: 101

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The First Council of Constantinople


The first ecumenical council answered the challenges of Arianism, but failed to make it go away. With Arians gaining strength in every level of society, even with Arian emperors, how would the Church respond? Join us as we discuss the history of the second ecumenical council at Constantinople, the relationship between the church and the state, and why religious toleration isn’t necessarily a good thing.

Hosts: Rev. Willie Grills and Rev. Zelwyn Heide
Episode: 32

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