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Unformatted text preview: A. THE INSTITUTIONAL CHURCH BEFORE AND AFTER CONSTANTINE- the Church as hierarchy: clergy / laity; bishops and priests- Sacraments: Eucharist and baptism: were practiced by the priests- Ambivalence toward the World: Eusebius and Augustine of Hippo: Christ was here at the same time as Augustine and this proves that Rome was part of gods divine plan to spread Christianity. Augustine calls for a separation of God from the government. The tension between the notion of the city of god and the city of man is something that will be tracked throughout the entire middle ages. B. DEFINING THE CHURCH: ORTHODOXY AND HERESY- Orthodoxy: the "straight path" / Heresy: the wrong "choice" Part of the patristic era was to figure out the doctrine of what people believed at the time. - The Theodosian Code: law and orthodoxy: Christians were arguing about what happened to Christ and what he was about during the 1 and 2 century. Roman imperial law code mandating that where heresy is found that those churchs property should be surrendered to the catholic church. Augustine of hippo found that those churchs property should be surrendered to the catholic church....
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- Spring '08