Councils and the World of Monasteries

The symposium on the history of councils with the theme: "Konzilien und die Welt der Klöster" (Councils and the world of monasteries" took place in Dresden from from 30th September to 02nd October 2021; the conference has been organized by the International Society for the History of Councils in cooperation with the Research Center for Comparative History of Religious Orders at the University of Dresden and the Saxon Academy of Sciences under the direction of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Gert Melville and PD Dr. Mirko Breitenstein. The great importance of monasticism for the councils of the first millennium has been taken into account, as well as the contribution of the religious communities in the second millennium, where at the synods individual monks, but also theological schools that arose within the religious communities, have had great influence on doctrinal and disciplinary decrees. In addition, councils of all epochs have addressed the theological foundation and disciplinary order of religious life. The conference was originally scheduled for September 2020, but had to be postponed for a year due to the coronavirus crisis.

Here you can find the notice at H/SOZ/KULT, the programme and the picture gallery.