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Encyclopedia > Synod of Hippo

The Synod of Hippo refers to the synod of 393 A.D. which was hosted in Hippo Regius in northern Africa during the early christian church. Additional synods were held in 394, 397, 401 and 426. A synod (also known as a council) is a council of a church, usually a Christian church, convened to decide an issue of doctrine, administration or application. ... Hippo Regius is the ancient name of the modern city of Annaba (or Bône), Algeria. ... Categories: Africa geography stubs | North Africa ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      The term Early Christianity here refers...


Some were attended by St. Augustine. The synod of 393 is most known for two distinct acts. First, for the first time a council of bishops listed and approved a canon of Sacred Scripture that corresponds to the modern Roman Catholic canon, including the deuterocanonical books classed by Protestants as "Apocrypha". The canon was later approved at the Council of Carthage pending the ratification of the "Church across the sea". Previous councils had approved of similar, but slightly different canons. Second, the council reaffirmed the apostolic origin of the requirement of clerical continence and reasserted it as a requirement for all the ordained. “Augustinus” redirects here. ... A biblical canon is a list of Biblical books which establishes the set of books which are considered to be authoritative as scripture by a particular Jewish or Christian community. ... This Gutenberg Bible is displayed by the United States Library. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Deuterocanonical books is a term used since the sixteenth century in the Roman Catholic Church and Eastern Christianity to describe certain books and passages of the Christian Bible, in contrast to the protocanonical books which are contained in the Hebrew Bible. ... The biblical apocrypha includes texts written in the Jewish and Christian religious traditions that either were accepted into the biblical canon by some, but not all, Christian faiths, or are frequently printed in Bibles despite their non-canonical status. ... Synods of Carthage During the 3rd, 4th, and 5th centuries the town of Carthage in Africa served as the meeting-place of a large number of church synods, of which, however, only the most important can be treated here. ... The Holy See (Latin: Sancta Sedes, holy seat) is the episcopal see of Rome. ... Ius or jus is Latin for one sense of the English word, law. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ...


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