Friday, May 14, 2004

Byzantine history lesson

Seraphim at Pensate Omnia offers "a tiny take-home Church history final response. Just the basic facts" about the Council of Florence, the 15th-century council that tried to bind Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches (there being no Eastern Catholic churches at the time) on a basis of same-words-different-definitions rather than a true unity of doctrine.

Since a lot of religious unification is being done on the same basis today, the reasons for the 15th-century debacle have always had me curious.

Seraphim's well-written foray into this fascinating period of history answers many of my questions.

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