Source: (2007) In Emmanuel Clapsis, ed., Violence and Christian Spirituality An Ecumenical Conversation. Geneva, Switzerland: World Council of Churches. Pp. 303-309.

"...As disparate as these examples may be, they all converge in the ideal of tolerance, a truly astounding ideal for the time in which they took place. Such tolerance gives testimony to the fact that these canons surpass the spirit of their time, a spirit unaware of political freedom, rights and the equality of all, as understood by society today. Herein lies their importance for us and for the Church of the twenty-first century." (abstract)