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#458 – A History of the Catholic Church – Leo and Attila

The conclusion of the Council of Chalcedon left the church divided – Rome vs. Constantinople and Chalcedonian vs. Miaphysite. These conflicts will influnce the future course of Christianity for the next three hundred years. We take a look at the Christological divisions after Chalcedon.

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Painting of The Meeting between Leo the Great and Attila by Raphael.

Map of Roman Empire and Empire of the Huns in 450.

Salvian’s On the Government of God

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#458 – A History of the Catholic Church – Leo and Attila

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#457 – A History of the Catholic Church – Canon 28

Chalcedon was intended to unite the Church, but – in many ways – the Church is more divided after Chalcedon than it had been before. Constantinople and Rome are divided over the place of Constantinople in the ecclesiastical hierarchy. The Church of Egypt refuses to accept the Tome of Leo and the Definition of Chalcedon.

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Icon of Anatolius of Constantinople.

Canons of Chalcedon

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#456 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Definition of Chalcedon

The Council of Chalcedon continues and with it continue conflicts over Christology and Roman authority. The bishops of Chalcedon put forward a new statement of faith in the hopes of unifying the Church.

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Painting of the Council of Chalcedon by Andreevartstudio

The Definition of Chalcedon

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#455 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Council of Chalcedon

The Council of Chalcedon begins with a broadside against Pope Dioscorus of Alexandria. The Tome of Leo is accepted. Marcian and Pulcheria hope Chalcedon will be result in universal agreement, but future troubles are seen.

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Painting of the Council of Chalcedon by Vasily Surikov

Extensive documentation on the Council of Chalcedon/Fourth Ecumenical Council

Leo’s Letter to Theodoret of Cyrus on the acceptance of the Tome of Leo

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#455 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Council of Chalcedon