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The Ecclesiastical historical past Society has committed conferences to the topic of 'Councils and Assemblies'; this 7th quantity of reports in Church background, protecting a large span of time, includes twenty-two papers on various facets of the topic. beginning within the early center a while, it strikes during the nice medieval councils to Vatican I and II. Geographically the gatherings variety from Byzantium to Cornwall, from Edinburgh to Cape city. a few produced beneficial laws within the fields of welfare or schooling, others have been sterile debates among irreconcilable viewpoints. many of the papers elevate problems with the 1st significance, others fill gaps in our wisdom. All are definitely worth the consciousness of historians.

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