Lateran Council

Definitions of Lateran Council
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n any of five general councils of the Western Catholic Church that were held in the Lateran Palace

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First Lateran Council
the first council of the Western Church held in the Lateran Palace in 1123; focused on church discipline and made plans to recover the Holy Lands from the Muslim `infidels'
Second Lateran Council
the second council of the Western Church in 1139 which put an end to the dogmatic errors of Arnold of Brescia
Third Lateran Council
the Lateran Council in 1179 that condemned the heresies of the Albigenses and the Waldenses
Fourth Lateran Council
the Lateran Council in 1215 was the most important council of the Middle Ages; issued a creed against Albigensianism, published reformatory decrees, promulgated the doctrine of transubstantiation, and clarified church doctrine on the Trinity and Incarnation
Fifth Lateran Council
the council in 1512-1517 that published disciplinary decrees and planned (but did not carry out) a crusade against Turkey
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(Christianity) an assembly of theologians and bishops and other representatives of different churches or dioceses that is convened to regulate matters of discipline or doctrine

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