The Schism of 1054 The schism of 1054 was one of the most important events in not only a history of the church but also the history of Western civilization. The result of the East-West schism, as it is also known, was the division of Christendom into two distinct branches: the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church. Scholars have offered a great deal of analysis on the schism, and the analysis can be divided into many distinct categories. For example, theologians from within the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches have offered explanations of the origins and significance of the split rooted in doctrine, e.g. the use of leavened versus unleavened bread in the Eucharist. In more recent years, however, secular academics have...The end:
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