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Ephesus, First Ecumenical Council
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The First Council of Ephesus (431 CE) is one of the events in ancient history of which we are most fully informed. The “acts” of the council, in the various editions in which they have come down to us (both Greek and Latin), provide a mass of contemporary documentation – principally records of meetings (incomplete…

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Price, Richard, “Ephesus, First Ecumenical Council”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 19 April 2019 <>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180827

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