Talk:Councils of Sirmium

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This article was proposed for deletion December 2004. The archived discussion is available at Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/Council of Sirmium.

Ecumenical councils in Sirmium?[edit]

The article states that "[t]he Council of Sirmium generally refers to the third of the four ecumenical councils held in Sirmium between 357 AD and 359 AD." (my emphasis)

Is it correct to say that councils in Sirmium were ecumenical? The Wikipedia article Ecumenical council does not mention any Ecumenical Council in Sirmium. Aleksandar Katanovic (talk) 01:06, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

This is a gray area but I would say "no". By the same token I would argue that making the blanket statement that any council was ecumenical, outside the context of a specific church communion, is inappropriate. In reality the term ecumenical has tended to be applied ex post facto based on which prescriptions of faith a given communion of bishops has chosen to accept. Typically on Wikipedia the term is used to apply the viewpoint of the Roman Catholic and Protestant churches simply because most editors come from that perspective. But this is not really NPOV. --Mcorazao (talk) 15:19, 2 July 2010 (UTC)


The section Triumph of the Nicene Creed seems decidedly off-topic, at least in the way that it is written. It is talking almost entirely about how the results of the Sirmium councils were later overturned. A reader could easily misread this to think that the Sirmium councils actually resulted in the acceptance of Nicene orthodoxy. Regardless, what happened later is not, strictly speaking relevant to this article.

A Legacy or Aftermath section might be appropriate but, even at that, this section would need to be more clear than the current section.

--Mcorazao (talk) 15:14, 2 July 2010 (UTC) Small text

I took care of it. Wikipedia grinds slowly, but exceedingly fine. (talk) 23:34, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

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