Council: A gathering of leaders in the ancient church to discuss and define Christian doctrine.
Related Concepts and/or Examples
Seven Ecumenical Councils – recognized by Catholics, Orthodox and Protestants
Creed – a summary of belief
Nicene Creed – ancient statement of faith
Heresy – incorrect doctrine; outside the scope of historic, orthodox faith
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