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Unleavened Bread Controversy
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[German Version]

Originally ordinary leavened bread (enzyma) was used in celebrations of the Eucharist (III, 3) throughout Christendom. In the mid-11th century, its replacement by unleavened bread (azyma) – attested in the Armenian Church since the 6th century and in the Latin Church since the 9th century – provoked a fierce controversy between Byzantium and Rome; in 1054 it occasioned the schism between East and West. Since the introduction of unleavened bread was obviously modeled after the Isra…

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Plank, Peter, “Unleavened Bread Controversy”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_01379>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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