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 earliest record of Mary's veneration probably comes from the Third Ecumenical Council at Ephesus in A.
Then came the bitter struggle against Nestorius, Patriarch of Constantinople, over Christ's nature and Mary's Mother of God title; with papal support, a Roman synod, and the Third Ecumenical Council (Ephesus, 431), Cyril prevailed, albeit a patched-up reconciliation (433) did not spare him the need to restate his Christology down to his death on June 27, 444.
I predict that just as Karl Rahner, Yves Congar and the like were condemned as modernists by one pope but were invited by another to be the theologians for Vatican II, the church, a little late and out of breath like the apostles arriving at the site of the resurrection, will invite Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza, Mary Hunt, Diana Hayes, Ivonne Gebara, Jose Holiday and Rosemary Radford Ruether to be the theologians for the third ecumenical council.