Third Lateran Council


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Noun1.Third Lateran Council - the Lateran Council in 1179 that condemned the heresies of the Albigenses and the Waldenses
Lateran Council - any of five general councils of the Western Catholic Church that were held in the Lateran Palace
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(3.) While the Third Lateran Council of 1179 had emphasized the care of souls, the matter of preaching itself was not discussed directly in the canons.
Notwithstanding its popular manner--thin annotation and barely a historio-graphical glance--and the odd slip (Third Lateran Council for the Fourth), this is an important book, which is at once capacious, sympathetic, and fun (70).
Wilkes' work contains a little of everything: from admitting wrongdoing in ancient times; to establishing and reestablishing one's relationship with God in the Old Testament; to early Christian notions of repentance; to the Third Lateran Council (12th century), which regularized the sacrament of confession; to contemporary adulterous politicians who tell all, apologize profusely, but aren't really sorry; to therapeutic discussions of one's interior life; to "praying backward" as a way to understand oneself while connecting with the Divine.