Second Council of Nicaea

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Noun1.Second Council of Nicaea - the seventh ecumenical council in 787 which refuted iconoclasm and regulated the veneration of holy images
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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seeks to avoid the shadow of the Second Council of Nicaea, stating that no fourth-century theologian--neither Augustine nor Dionysius the Areopagite--would allow for the veneration of images (149, 187).
Going back in history a good 700 years, we arrive at the Second Council of Nicaea that for the moment put an end to the conflict about the veneration of icons in the Byzantine Empire.
The Libri Carolini, which purported to establish a Western doctrine of religious images against the conclusions of the Second Council of Nicaea at the end of the eighth century, do not even receive a passing mention although they were an essential reference of the reformed debate about idolatry especially after Calvin inserted some passages from them verbatim in his Institutes of Christian Religion.

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