Council of Jerusalem


Held in 51 AD. All living Apostles participated, and Saint Peter presided. The Council decreed that circumcision, dietary regulations, and various requirements of Mosaic law did not apply to Gentile converts. This is vehemently opposed by Judaizers who argued that observance of Mosiac Law was necessary for salvation.

MLA Citation

  • “Council of Jerusalem”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 August 2012. Web. 20 October 2020. <>