Thursday, December 15, 2016

Christians, "Flesh" and Blood (Council of Gangra in 343 CE)

"If anyone shall condemn him who eats flesh which is without blood and has not been offered to idols nor strangled, and is faithful and devout, as though the man were without hope of salvation because of his eating, let him be anathema" (Canon II, Council of Gangra in 343 CE).

Quoted in The Evolution of the Late Antique World by Peter Garnsey and Caroline Humfress (page 193).

So even in the 4th century CE, we find members of the church invoking principles based on Acts 15:20, 29; Revelation 2:14-16.

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