Robber Synod

Robber Synod:

see EutychesEutyches
, c.378–c.452, archimandrite in Constantinople, sponsor of Eutychianism, the first phase of Monophysitism. He was the leader in Constantinople of the most violent opponents of Nestorianism, among whom was Dioscurus, successor to St. Cyril (d.
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Although a lengthy discussion of imperial politics in chapter 5, "Overturning the Robber Synod and Preserving Christ's Human Nature," professes to show Leo's deft negotiations deployed to overturn the so-called Robber Synod, whose theology was anathema to Leo--luck seems to have played a more important role.