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Unions with Rome
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Unions with Rome have been concluded not for theological reasons but for social, national, political, and economic reasons. Attempts to restore the unity of the church (Church unity) at the councils of Lyon (Lyon, Councils of) in 1274 and Ferrara-Florence in 1437 (Basel, Council of) foundered on the resistance of the faithful. During the Crusades, the Western church established re…

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Härtel, Hans-Joachim, “Unions with Rome”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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