IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 1126: Medieval Canon Law, V: Eastern Canon Law - Councils, Authority, and Canon Law

Wednesday 9 July 2008, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Church, Law & Society in the Middle Ages (CLASMA) Research Network
Organiser:Peter Petkoff, Balliol College, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:Peter Petkoff, Balliol College, University of Oxford
Paper 1126-aThe Authority of the Acts of Chalcedon (451) in the Subsequent Tradition
(Language: English)
Richard M. Price, Heythrop College, University of London
Index terms: Canon Law
Paper 1126-bSynodal Canons and Patristic Canons: Backgrounds, Significance, and Consequences
(Language: English)
Andrew Louth, Department of Theology & Religion, Durham University
Index terms: Canon Law
Paper 1126-cEastern Influences upon Western Councils after 1054
(Language: English)
Norman Tanner, Facoltà di Teologia, Pontificia Università Gregoriana, Roma
Index terms: Canon Law

Paper -a:
The authority of the decrees of ecumenical councils in the subsequent tradition is obvious, though certain distinctions could be made, some decrees being viewed as less irreformable than others. This paper will concentrate on the authority than came to accorded to conciliar acts, or minutes, initially in the 6th-century debate over the Acts of Chalcedon.
Paper -b:
Abstract to follow
Paper -c:
The paper will seek to examine the influence of the eastern churches upon the decrees of the general councils of the western church after the schism of 1054.