COUNCIL OF GANGRA (ca. 340)
The Council of Gangra was a local synod and, accordingly, the Coptic Church did not take part in its discussion. This council condemned extreme ascetical practices such as the condemnation of marriage, deprivation of eating meat, and so on. Although medieval sources attest that the decisions resulting from this council were received by the Coptic Church and were entered into Coptic canon law at quite an early date, there are no surviving Coptic manuscripts reflecting this. It is the medieval canonical collections such as the books of Ibn al-Assal and Ibn Kabar that mention them.