8_Eastern and Western Christianity

8_Eastern and Western Christianity - Eastern and Western...

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Eastern and Western Christianity
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Distinctions between the West and East Language West: Latin East: Greek Political centers West: Rome East: Constantinople
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Leadership Structure in the Church With the Emperor in the East there was a power vacuum in Rome that was filled by the Bishop of Rome in the West. Negotiated treaties with the barbarians to save Rome from destruction. Leo III crowned on Christmas of 800 A.D. Charlemagne as the Holy Roman Emperor. Donation of Constantine Forged document First half relates how Constantine was baptize by Sylvester in Rome and cleansed from his leprosy. The second half grants the Pope primacy among the Patriarchs, the right to wear the imperial crown, and that Constantine leaves Rome because the head of the Church is there. Conclusion: Pope is the head of the church and that state is subordinate to the church.
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East 5 Patriarchates Constantinople, Jerusalem, Antioch, Alexandria, Rome
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course REL 1350 taught by Professor Holleyman during the Spring '07 term at Baylor.

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