2.15.2011- Eastern Orthodoxy

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Ingrid Shih REL 1350-29 15 February 2011 Eastern Orthodoxy: Development of the Great Schism  with the West Social Factors: o Loss of political unity o Loss of cultural unity (language) o Political leadership—Casesaropapism (emperor functions as pope) Theological Characteristics of Eastern Orthodoxy The growing role of the bishop of Rome o Beginning in 6 th  century, term “pope” was reserved for Roman bishop Before that, any bishop could be called Pope National Churches (Russian, Greek etc….) Patriarch of Constantinople – first among equals; rejection of     papacy  o The Patriarch of Constantinople is the first among equals Mystical Doctrine of - God as ineffable, transcendent Authority  o Scripture o Tradition: First Seven Ecumenical Councils of Church (through Second  Council of Nicea) Brought about nickname “Church of the Seven Councils”… the  “Ancient Church” Worship/Liturgy o The major aspect of tradition (source and expression of theology); the  “Great Church” of the Eastern capital – the Hagia Sophia – was integral to  liturgical development   o Consistent with view of God, an appreciation for mystery seen in worship Seven Sacraments o Triune immersion of infants Married priests, celibate monks Conflict over Filioque in Nicene Creed (9 th  century) o The West added the “
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This note was uploaded on 03/23/2011 for the course REL 1350 taught by Professor Holleyman during the Spring '07 term at Baylor.

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