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East and West: The Making of a Rift in the Church: From Apostolic Times until the Council of Florence

Henry Chadwick


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. This book provides a balanced account of the emergence of divisions between Rome and Constantinople. Drawing on an encyclopaedic command of the literature, the book starts with the roots of the divergence in apostolic times and takes the story right up to the Council of Florence in the 15th century. The book is based on much experience as an ecumenist, which informs the discussion of Christians in relation to each other, to Jews, and to non- ... More

Keywords: Christian split, Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, apostolic times, Jews, Gentiles, church, reconciliation

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Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199264575
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264575.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Henry Chadwick, author
Emeritus Regius Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge

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