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Arles, Synod of

(314). Called by Constantine; first syn. of W; in its 22 canons Donatism is condemned, the desire is expressed for a uniform date for Easter, and heretical baptism is declared valid if performed in the name of the Trinity. The canons are esp. significant because of light they shed on ch.-state relations in this formative and critical period.

H. Lietzmann, A History of the Early Church, Vol. III: From Constantine to Julian, tr. B. L. Woolf, 2d ed. reprint (New York, 1961).

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