Msgr. Phillip Hughes
Kolbe’s Greatest Books Councils Volume 99
Each of the twenty councils presented in this unique book is an individual reality, with its own special personality. "It is hardly possible to write the history of these twenty General Councils as though they were sections hewn from the one same log. They are not a unity in the sense in which successive sessions of Congress are a unity. This is partly due to the fact that each had its origin in a particular crisis of Church affairs, which are presented with precision and intellectual care while gleaning the infallible teaching of the church so necessary for the modern world.