First Council of Lyons


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Noun1.First Council of Lyons - the council of the Western Church in 1245 that excommunicated Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II and planned a new crusade against the Holy Land
council - (Christianity) an assembly of theologians and bishops and other representatives of different churches or dioceses that is convened to regulate matters of discipline or doctrine
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Similarly, a failure to address the affiliated push for church-wide reform "in head and members" that surfaced in 1245 at the First Council of Lyons and in 1311-12 at the Council of Vienne, gathered momentum during the anguished confusion of the Great Schism (the medieval church's greatest crisis), and, as Constantin Hubler and (more recently) Philip Stump have argued, eventuated in a significant body of reforming legislation at the Council of Constance (141418).

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