THE GREAT SCHISM
ITS CAUSES AND IMPACTS
A division in christianity it began in 300 AD, yet the east/west officially split in 1054
The influences at the time
the political, social and cultural unity, was shaken by invasions in the west and islam in the east. west spoke- latin + Pope east spoke- greek + patriach - they had different church cultures, and fought over Papacy + geographically separated
Adressing the challenges of the time
WHO WERE INVOLVED
Emporeor constantine moved the capitial, from rome to constinople in 337AD causing the beginning of the schism
Pope Leo IX and micheal carularius, excommunicated each other in 1054, know as the GREAT SCHISM and cause the creation of: -Roman Catholic Church -Eastern Orthdox Church
What were they trying to achieve?
- the relocation of the political capitial- hoped to achieve stability, and saftey from the vulnerability in the west -the series of schisms including the great schism- hoped to restore the image of church worship and merge the separate churches -the great schism- hoped to allow each church to flourish in there own way, and be independant.
- the catholics had to adapted to greek which was spoken in the east -the church in the east was changing its veiws and the way in which church was conducted -the east didnt respect the pope, many catholic had to join orthodoxy or move to the west.
What issues did catholic's face?
The main teaching/ ideas that were established during the great schism? -the spilit of christianity, the creation of: - the roman catholic church -The eastern orthodox church - The filoque in catholism ( justifying jesus was fully divine and fully human) -Married clergy allowed in the Eastern orthodox church