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 (kăl′sĭ-dŏn′, kăl-sēd′n)
An ancient Greek city of northwest Asia Minor on the Bosporus near present-day Istanbul. An important Christian ecclesiastical center, it was the site of an important ecumenical council (ad 451), which met to resolve questions concerning the nature of the Incarnation.


(ˈkæl sɪˌdɒn, kælˈsid n)

an ancient city in NW Asia Minor, on the Bosporus: ecumenical council a.d. 451.
Chal`ce•do′ni•an (-ˈdoʊ ni ən) adj., n.
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Noun1.Chalcedon - a former town on the Bosporus (now part of Istanbul); site of the Council of Chalcedon
Constantinople, Istanbul, Stamboul, Stambul - the largest city and former capital of Turkey; rebuilt on the site of ancient Byzantium by Constantine I in the fourth century; renamed Constantinople by Constantine who made it the capital of the Byzantine Empire; now the seat of the Eastern Orthodox Church
2.Chalcedon - the fourth ecumenical council in 451 which defined the two natures (human and divine) of Christ
ecumenical council - (early Christian church) one of seven gatherings of bishops from around the known world under the presidency of the Pope to regulate matters of faith and morals and discipline; "the first seven councils through 787 are considered to be ecumenical councils by both the Roman Catholic church and the Eastern Orthodox church but the next fourteen councils are considered ecumenical only by the Roman Catholic church"
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To require that Chalcedon or any creed be understood in its original metaphysical context, I would argue, is unnecessarily limiting and ultimately undermining of the truth contained within the formula.
In the late 1960s, Rousas John Rushdoony was a retired Orthodox Presbyterian pastor who ran a little-known organization called the Chalcedon Foundation in a tiny town in central California.
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39), progressively used of bishops attending the Councils of Nicaea and Chalcedon.
In the crucial years between the councils of Nicea and Chalcedon, the ecclesiastical district of Antioch was graced by the likes of John Chrysostom, Diodore, Theodore, and Theodoret, Old Testament scholars whose particular take on the text (and their reliance on the Greek) influenced generations of readers.
His most important theological work was the "Tome of Leo," which was accepted as the standard of Christological orthodoxy at the Council of Chalcedon in 451.
During the 5th century discussions took place about the relationship of the divine and human natures of Jesus Christ, and there was a split between those who accepted the decisions of the council of Chalcedon and those who did not.
L'Huillier's scholarship is driven by his conviction that an exhaustive scholarly treatment of the Councils of Nicea (325), Constantinople (381), Ephesus (431), and Chalcedon (451) will be of practical use to the church, which has from the fourth century believed that the decisions of the church leaders who convened from every corner of the Roman Empire at these meetings in the imperial city and its environs are normative.
Sometimes they'll come to me and say, "You know, Bob, I've been out in the parish, and nobody ever asks me about the Council of Chalcedon or the Trinity or any of this stuff.
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Since "theologians as diverse as Cyril and Nestorius, Chalcedonians and non-Chalcedonians, Maximus the Confessor and Monothelites all claimed Gregory's authority for their own doctrinal ends" (227), Hofer is more than doubtful about the adequacy of the Dogmengeschichte approach for the different Christologies before Chalcedon, and especially for Gregory's very distinctive account of Christ.
He penned movie reviews for a time for the Chalcedon Foundation's Web site.