Legates and Councils

  title={Legates and Councils},
  author={K. R. Rennie},
Without a doubt, as Richard W. Southern observed long ago, legatine activity is evidenced most explicitly in the medieval church council (concilium, synodus), a forum that offers some of the earliest and most defining examples of papal representation. Nowhere is the principle and practice of legation more vividly expressed than the council arena, which operated as a ‘representative organ’2 (Reprasentativorgan) for the promulgation of canons, questions of church doctrine, ecclesiastical… Expand