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hist121lecture15 - Lecture #16- Merger of Cultures in the...

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Lecture #16--- Merger of Cultures in the Latin West History 121 10/22/08 topics: The Church as the cultural mediator, as the facilitator of continuity The Church as a carrier or agent of continuity for Western culture - Institutional model - - Relation to state o Establish official relation with state o First time having official role in government - Adaptations and conscious decisions o React to people around him Institutional Development - The priest runs local religion - Hierarchy develops - In cities, one priest is the arbitator between priests…. .Bishop - Bishop ordains priests - Not much consistency among religion - Constantine declares edit of Milan (313) o Brings Christians into government - 325 Council of Nicaea o Sponsors major meetings of the clergy o More than 250 bishops from empire that came to meeting/council o Constantine observes counsel, lets clergy to their business o Orthodoxy and heresy o Choose the 4 Gospels to be used universally, others declared apocrypha o Standardized rituals
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