Third Council of Constantinople


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Noun1.Third Council of Constantinople - the sixth ecumenical council in 680-681 which condemned Monothelitism by defining two wills in Christ, divine and human
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 general tendency to render problematic even christological issues most Eastern and Western churches have regarded as settled (was pope Honorius perhaps right in defending Monotheletism despite his condemnation at the Third Council of Constantinople? [1:180]) reflects this subjective idea of what "church" means.