What Is The East-West Schism

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One of the assigned readings that struck me was “The Great Schism”. It describes how and why Christianity split into Eastern Orthodoxy and Western Roman Catholicism branches. The main reasons that the East-West schism occurred were cultural, political and geographical. It corrected my misunderstanding concerning the situations that led to the split between the Eastern and Western Christendom. I was surprised to learn about some reasons that could play such a big role in diving the two branches. Before learning about it in class, I had the misconception that the Catholic Church was the only Christian church when the Reformation took place. Also, I came across few articles that mark 1054 as the official year of the East-West
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