Council of Florence
Type: Audio CD
Speaker: William L Biersach & Charles Coulombe
Length: 2 hours
Product Description: At the time of this council Christendom was in turmoil. Having just settled the perplexing problem of three claimants to the papacy, many clerics in positions of influence were rallying to the erroneous opinion that a council was perhaps more powerful than a pope, leaving many good Catholics confused. In addition, abuses in the administration of the Sacraments were rampant, heresies regarding the Holy Trinity were proliferating, and the eastern churches were looking for theological excuses so that they could execute, their politically-motivated desire to split from Rome. In the midst of all this turmoil there was great temptation to compromise doctrine for the sake of unity. The Council of Florence, however, stood firm against the tide, emplaning the Catholic Faith to a fractured world in precise, splendidly-working definitions. A more beautiful explanation of the Seven Sacraments would be hard to find, and any thoughts that Salvation might be possible outside the Church are put to rest.