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East and West: The Making of a Rift in the Church By Henry Chadwick (Emeritus Regius Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge)

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The greatest Christian split of all has been that between east and west, between Roman Catholic and eastern Orthodox. This title provides an account of the emergence of divisions between Rome and Constantinople. Starting with the roots of the divergence in Apostolic times, it takes the story to the Council of Florence in the fifteenth century.

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East and West: The Making of a Rift in the Church: From Apostolic Times until the Council of Florence by Henry Chadwick (Emeritus Regius Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge)

The greatest Christian split of all has been that between east and west, between Roman Catholic and eastern Orthodox, a rift that is still apparent today. Henry Chadwick provides a compelling and balanced account of the emergence of divisions between Rome and Constantinople. Drawing on his encyclopaedic command of the literature, he starts with the roots of the divergence in apostolic times and takes the story right up to the Council of Florence in the fifteenth century. Henry Chadwick's own years of experience as an ecumenist inform his discussion of Christians in relation to each other, to Jews, and to non-Christian Gentiles. He displays a distinctive concern for the factors - theological, personal, political, and cultural - that caused division in the church and prevented reconciliation. His masterly exposition of the complex issues discussed at the Ecumenical Councils (issues that eventually led to the separation) is characteristically clear and fair. This is a work of immense learning, written with sensitivity and spirit. Its fascinating detail and full analysis make it invaluable to anyone interested in how this lasting rift in the Church developed.

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Review from previous edition Henry Chadwick is without a doubt the most learned ecclesiastical scholar still, mercifully alive ... Chadwick refuses the offer of easy neat solutions to the problem of the rift ... Instead he insists on exploring with a wealth of illustrative detail the account of the gradual widening of the gulf between East and West ... marvellous breadth and fair mindedness ... without the rift we should not have this learned and elegant envoi. * Theology *
As usual [Chadwick's] writing is magisterial, founded on well-grounded original sources and first-class studies, full of shrewd and sympathetic judgments, retaining patience and charity in the face of some unruly participants in his story. * The Expository Times *
... this is clearly an indispensable book. * Church Times *
Chadwick is always fair and often generous, helping us to see the seriousness, integrity and achievements of figures caught up in the crossfire of misunderstandings that constituted so much of the theological debate of the early Middle Ages. * Church Times *
... one of the fascinating questions raised by this work is when exactly the intellectual balance of power changed between East and West. * Church Times *
As always, Dr Chadwick is an entirely reliable guide to a mass of historical material, which in this instance spans nearly 15 centuries. * Church Times *

About Henry Chadwick (Emeritus Regius Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge)


Henry Chadwick is Emeritus Regius Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge.

Table of Contents


1. Introduction ; 2. Early Christian Diversity: The Quest for Coherence ; 3. The Roots of Diversity: Differences in Theology ; 4. Differences in Theology ; 5. Emperor Theodosius: Council of Constantinople (381) ; 6. Augustine: Filioque ; 7. Constantinople's Growing Power: Socrates the Historian ; 8. The Unity of Christ: Devotion to Mary ; 9. Zeno's Henotikon, Rome's Fury, and the Acacian Schism: Dionysus Exiguus ; 10. Three Chapters: The Fifth Council (553) ; 11. One Energy, One Will ; 12. The Sixth (680-1), Council in Trullo (692) ; 13. Icons ; 14. The Papacy and the Franks ; 15. Aachen as Third Rome: Caroline Books; Filioque; Eriugena ; 16. Pope Nicolas I ; 17. Hincmar of Reims ; 18. Jurisdiction: Illyricum, Bulgars. Paulicans ; 19. Pope Nicolas' Advice to the Bulgar Khan. Rome's Saturday Fast ; 20. Problems at Constantinople: Patriarch Ignatius ; 21. Photius ; 22. Pope Nicolas I Supports Ignatius ; 23. Ignatius' Retrial: Nicolas Excommunicates Photius ; 24. Deterioration in Relations ; 25. The Case Against the Latins: Photius Mystagogia ; 26. Photius' Break with Nicolas: Nicolas Invokes Hincmar's Help: Basil the Macedonian: Photius Desposed ; 27. Basil I: Ignatius Restored. The Synod of 869: Pope Hadrian II ; 28. Photius Restored. Pope John VIII. The Council of 879 ; 29. The Emperor Leo VI the Wise: Photius Deposed ; 30. Greek Critics of Photius: Photius Honours Ignatius' Memory ; 31. Liudprand of Cremona in Constantinople ; 32. The Normans in the South: Cardinal Humbert: Council of Rome (1059): Unleavened Bread ; 33. Pope Leo IX's Legation to Constantinople (1054); Humbert and Cerularius ; 34. Peter Damian: Gregory VII; Theophylact of Ochrid ; 35. Pope Urban II: Anselm of Canterbury at Bari ; 36. Anselm of Havelberg ; 37. Crusades: Fall of Constantinople (1204-5): Innocent III: Balsamon ; 38. East-West Debates at Nicaea and Nymphaion ; 39. Purgatory ; 40. Michael Palaeologus' Renewed Quest for Unity: Pope Gregory X: Council of Lyon: Bekkos ; 41. Councils of Basel and Ferrara / Florence: Pope Eugenius IV ; Epilogue

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East and West: The Making of a Rift in the Church: From Apostolic Times until the Council of Florence by Henry Chadwick (Emeritus Regius Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge)
Henry Chadwick (Emeritus Regius Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge)
Oxford History of the Christian Church
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Oxford University Press
2005-05-12
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0199280169
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