Arles, Council of

Arles, Council of
   City in southern Gaul (q.v.), where Constantine I (q.v.) summoned bishops to condemn Donatism (q.v.). The council convened on l August 314, and in retrospect it has the appearance of a dress rehearsal for the Council of Nicaea (q.v.) in 325. Constantine's intervention in church affairs set a precedent that subsequent emperors would follow.

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