Perfection of Theology

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Unformatted text preview: Perfection of Theology Saints and Hagiography Patriarch Bishop in a leadership city Patriarch Bishop in a leadership city Antioch Alexandria Jerusalem Patriarch Bishop in a leadership city Antioch Alexandria Jerusalem Rome Constantinople Patriarch Constantinople Appointed by Emperor Patriarch Constantinople Appointed by Emperor Could be layperson at time of appointment Tarasios 784-806 Supported the Emperor Caesaropapism Coined in 1740s Critique of political intervention in religion Caesaropapism Coined in 1740s Critique of political intervention in religion Assumes Church / State dichotomy Caesaropapism Coined in 1740s Critique of political intervention in religion Assumes Church / State dichotomy Assumes real religion is apolitical Prioritizes faith & spirituality over action & ritual Caesaropapism Protestant/European critique of the Byzantine Empire Corrupt state church Empty ritual Superstition Roman Religion Roman Religion Piety a matter of actions Not faith & inner spirituality All the priests were politicians Roman Religion Piety a matter of actions Not faith & inner spirituality All the priests were politicians Caesar Augustus Pontifex Maximus Imperial Religion Emperor is the head of the imperial religion Proper religious actions help the state The empire is successful because of proper religious actions Imperial Christianity Emperor is the head of the Church Proper religious actions help the state...
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