Council of Ephesus

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Noun1.Council of Ephesus - the third ecumenical council in 431 which declared Mary as mother of God and condemned Pelagius
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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The flaws arising from this neglect include the occasional factual error concerning details of religious controversy, such as identifying Arius as a presbyter from Antioch rather than Alexandria; no discussion of the councils of Ephesus of 431 and 449, which had tremendous significance for the religious life of the empire; and minimal attention to figures such as Cyril of Alexandria, whose theological legacy directly affected ecclesiastical politics in the empire for at least another two centuries and was fundamental to the formation of Christian doctrine for all modern confessions.
After its condemnations by the Councils of Ephesus and Chalcedon, Apollinarianism retreated into the welcoming bosom of the Monophysite Churches.