Thursday, October 31, 2019


Idols in Trees

Council of Carthage (September 13, 401), in C. Munier, ed., Concilia Africae A. 345 - A. 525 (Turnhout: Brepols, 1974 = Corpus Christianorum, Series Latina, 149), p. 205 (from Registri Ecclesiae Carthaginensis Excerpta):
84. Item placuit ab imperatoribus gloriosissimis peti, ut reliquiae idolatriae non solum in simulacris sed in quibuscumque locis uel lucis uel arboribus omnimodo deleantur.
Translated by Henry R. Percival, in The Seven Ecumenical Councils (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1900 = A Select Library of Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church, 2nd series, vol. XIV), p. 482:
Of extirpating the remains of the idols.
Item, it seemed good to petition the most glorious Emperors that the remains of idolatry not only in images, but in any places whatever or groves or trees, should altogether be taken away.


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