The Acts of the Lateran Synod of 649

By: Price, Richard, translator; Booth, Phil; Cubitt, Catherine

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KB19... Xiv, 462 pp. Indexes, glossary, bibliography. Illustrated with maps. Octavo. Glossy paper hardcover with purple and white, showing an ancient image of Greeks attending the Synod. Very minor shelf wear. Interior has a pencil erasure on first blank, otherwise crisp and clean. Very nice copy. The Lateran Synod of 649 was a major event in the 'monothelete' controversy of the seventh century over 'wills' and 'operations' in Christ. It represented a determined attempt by the papacy to frustrate and reverse the ecclesiastical policy of the emperor and patriarch at Constantinople. It represented the boldest challenge to imperial authority by churchmen that late antiquity had seen. The theology adopted by the synod and its expression in a series of speeches was the work of a team of Greek monks under the leadership of St Maximus the Confessor. This translation will add to the still limited body of material available in English for the study of a writer who is widely held to have been the greatest of all Byzantine theologians. The Acts of the synod have been a major puzzle ever since their editor, Rudolf Riedinger, demonstrated that the Greek version, not the Latin, is the original, even though the council must have conducted its business in Latin. This edition offers a new explanation of this anomaly, which restores authenticity to the synodal sessions, without denying that the Acts, as published, were not a straight factual record but propaganda intended to convince the Roman world of the orthodoxy and authority of the papacy. ; Translated Texts For Historians LUP; Vol. 61; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 528 pages

Title: The Acts of the Lateran Synod of 649

Author Name: Price, Richard, translator; Booth, Phil; Cubitt, Catherine

Categories: Byzantine Studies, Medieval Studies, Religion - Eastern Orthodox, Religion - Church History,

Publisher: Liverpool, Liverpool University Press: 2014

ISBN Number: 1781380392

ISBN Number 13: 9781781380390

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 10761

Keywords: Lateran Synod Monothelete Controversy Constantinople Saint Maximum Byzantine Theologians,