History 111 Week Five Notes

History 111 Week Five Notes - Organization of the Church...

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Organization of the Church -church organized itself geographically along the lines of Roman Government -Christian diocese corresponded to Roman territorial divisions -Each diocese was centered on an urban center, with the periphery lands controlled by the gov’t in the urban center -Each diocese guided by a bishop -seat at the cocado Bishops and Diocese -So each diocese (in East and West) had a bishop -but some of these bishops were particularly important historically and politically -Rome, Constantinople, Jerusalem, Antioch, and Alexendria -Issue of “apostolic succession…” -each of these five was originally founded by an apostle -Mark-Alexadria, Peter/ Paul-Rome, Jerusalem-James, Constantinople-Andrew/New Rome/ Constantine, Antioch-Peter Bishop of Rome - ok…so we have all of these bishops, some more important than others…but how do they work together? -In East: idea of Rome as leader among equals -in West: idea of Rome as “pre-eminent” among bishops -problem in some ways -opens door for disputes between eastern and western church
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