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By Philip E Hughes

ISBN-10: 0567467066

ISBN-13: 9780567467065

ISBN-10: 0722079826

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This moment quantity concentrates at the West from the time of Constantine's conversion, whilst the the Church was once starting to make a global of its personal, and it pursues the Church's historical past during this global of its making to the top of the 13th century, while the excessive element used to be reached and a brand new secular order was once already showing.

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As far as Apiarius was concerned the affair was ended. But not so for the African bishops. They determined that the question of Roman intervention in disciplinary matters should be settled once and for all. Accordingly, the Council of 426 made a formal request to the pope that he would not for the future be so ready to receive appeals, and that he would not receive to communion those excommunicated by the African bishops, and that he would not restore those whom the African bishops had in council deposed; that he would not for the future send any more commissioners into Africa, much less commissioners charged to enlist the services of the police, since nowhere can the bishops find these things are allowed by the synods of the past, nor should the pride of this world find any counterpart in the Church of Christ.

Gaul was the one province of the West which Arianism had really troubled—thanks to the manoeuvres of Constantius II and his Council of Aries in 353. The formation round Saturninus of Aries of a group of pro-Arian bishops, the struggle with them and the easy task of reconciliation once Constantius had disappeared (361) are the most important events of the century which have come down to us. The hero of this struggle and of the restoration was St. Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers, one of the greatest of the earlier Latin ecclesiastical writers, and—himself, for four years, an exile for his staunch defiance of the Arian emperor—the chief forerunner of St.

November, 417). The African bishops sent an elaborate reply, detailing the shiftiness of Pelagius' habitual mode of procedure and the pope (letter of March 21, 418) thereupon capitulated. His letter reached Carthage just as a great council of two hundred and more bishops was about to open. Of this assembly St. Augustine was the soul. It drew up a statement of the faith against Pelagius in nine canons and sent these to Zosimus with a letter asking his approval. Also, to leave no stone unturned, the African bishops approached the emperor, Honorius, and obtained a rescript ordering the pursuit and suppression of Pelagius wherever found.

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