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During the next century

During the next century - ,,willfullyor otherwise.,...

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During the next century, the Eastern Church followed the direction of the Emperors, willfully or  otherwise. The usurper Basiliscus of the 470s, as well as Anastasia past 510 in particular was  Monophysite inclined, and this injured Papal-Byzantine relations, to the point that Rome  excommunicated Constantinople in the 510s. With the advent of an Orthodox Emperor in Justin  and Justinian, relations were reestablished, especially as Byzantine reassertion of power in the  West was partly in opposition to Arian Goths. This points to the Catholic predicament. Since  Constantine's beginning of patronage, the Church had become relatively wealthy, and one of the  biggest land-holders in the West. Still, to the 520s, temporal power in Italy was held by heretics  in the form of Theodoric's Ostrogoths. While usually cooperative with the Catholic 
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  • Fall '08
  • Murphy
  • eastern church, Frankish kings, central church. Farther, missions. Frankish Christianization, injured Papal­Byzantine relations, Catholic Church. Later

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