Key Facts:

Date Sometime between 295 and 314, most likely between 300 and 303
Location Elvira (Most likely in Baetica, possibly in Gallia Narbonensis)
Number of Participants 102 (19 bishops; 24 presbyters; 37 delegates; 32 representatives from Roman provinces)
Purpose sever ties to paganism and revamp clergy morals
Key Events production of 81 canons


de Luis, P. “Elvira, Council of” in Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity (Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2014)

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Last updated: 1-26-2019

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