On October 23, 787, the last session took place of the last church council that brought together church leaders from both the eastern and western halves of what had once been the Roman Empire. Centuries later, one of the key Protestant reformers of the sixteenth century would reject what these church leaders decided. What brought church leaders from the east and the west together in the late eight century was a disagreement over the issue of icons.
No, no, I’m not talking about the tiny tiles on your computer screen that you click to activate programs! [Read more…]