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Schism - Eastern Schism
(3,975 words)

Part of Schism:

1. Concept of Schism

2. History of Schism

3. Eastern Schism

4. Western Schism

Political events and policies did more to bring, about the Eastern Schism than the dogmatic differences to which it is often attributed. The roots of the process must be sought in the political ideology of the early Christian Church. The first political philosophers of Christianity, Clement of Alexandria and Eusebius of Caesaraea, adapted the political outlook of Hellenism, the only system then in existence, to the doct…

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Francis Dvornik, “Schism - Eastern Schism”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 25 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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