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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.
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(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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The Coptic Church separated from other Christian denominations at the Council of Chalcedon in 451, in a dispute over the human and divine nature of Jesus Christ.
This paper argues that the Alexandrian physicians Erasistratus of Iulis and Herophilus of Chalcedon adopted an Aristotelian analysis of the composition of organic bodies into three levels, namely, elements, uniform parts, and nonuniform parts.
are theologically incomplete until one spells out their ontological implications" (35), but, as John Courtney Murray pointed out 50 years ago, Nicaea and Chalcedon had already arrived at ontological formulations.
Sections are organized in sections: Gnosticism and its opponents; the Apologists, the School of Alexandria, and Tertullian; the Trinitarian and Christological controversies; Eastern theology after Chalcedon; Augustine; and the early, high, and late Middle Ages.
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He sets Balthasar's approach to Christ's consciousness against the background of the Council of Chalcedon and its reception.
The (in)famous Canon 28 of Chalcedon, concerning the juridical status and precedence of Constantinople ("New Rome") vis-a-vis "Old Rome" is treated very fairly (218-21).
Pope Shenouda's visit in 1973, when Pope Paul VI received him, was the first of its kind in more than 1,500 years when points of contention surrounding the nature of Jesus arose in the Council of Chalcedon in 451, creating a schism that has lasted until today.Popes Shenouda and Paul signed a historic common declaration during the 1973 visit.
The Monophysites were a group which was against the definition of the Council of Chalcedon on the two natures in Christ.
Several major church councils, notably Nicaea (325) and Chalcedon (451), actually give instructions on ordaining women deacons.
15-27) provides a historical analysis of the relationships between the Orthodox Church of the Byzantine Empire from the Synod of Chalcedon until the 11th century (pp.
The subtitle of this book might well be "some of my best friends are heretics." Reviewing the theological debates from Irenaeus to Chalcedon, Edwards argues for a position that current scholarship would largely endorse: that tenets of the established orthodoxy of the early church had their origins among groups originally attacked as heretics.