Cordova, Council of

Cordova, Council Of

(Concilium Cordubense). Two of these provincial synods are mentioned:

I. Held A.D. 347 or 348, by Osius, bishop of Cordova, which reaffirmed the action of the Council of Sardica (Labbe, 2; Hardouin, 1).

II. Held A.D. 852, by order of Abderahman, the Moslem king, who caused the metropolitans of the different provinces to assemble. In this council voluntary martyrdom was condemned. This was not a legitimate synod. Eulogius speaks of it as a pseudo-council, not gathered together lawfully in the Holy Spirit, but collected by the advice of the infidels, and by order of a king, the impious enemy of the Christians. See Labbe, Concil. 8:76; Landon, Manual of Councils, s.v.

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