Question by gibbzy06: What was the theological question that caused the great schism in the roman catholic church?
I am doing a paper on the great schism of the roman catholic church and i need to find out what caused it. I have done research online and can not find any answers.
Answer by dapixelator
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Question by fiaschetti.destiny: What did the roman empire have to do with the great schism of the roman christian church of 1054?
In the year 1054 the roman church split to the roman catholics and the eastern orthodox, what did the empire at the time have to do with this?
Answer by PaulCyp
The Roman Empire had ceased to exist many centuries before, therefore it had nothing to do with the schism. Also, the original Christian Church did not “split”. The Orthodox church came into existence and separated FROM the original Christian (Catholic) Church. That’s why it is called a “schism”. The original Christian Church continued exactly as it had for the previous thousand years, united and undivided, and will continue so until the end of time. Christ guaranteed it!
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Anglican Church Schism – Will the Anglican Church Schism?
The Anglican church certainly has had its problems over the years, but will it really schism? Recent findings suggest that it may. Just recently Pope Benedict introduced new doctrine that made it much easier for members of the Anglican Church to join the Catholic Church.
The trouble within the Anglican Church comes from the fact that it has started allowing openly gay members of its church become priests. It has also allowed women to be priests, both of which the Catholic Church vigorously opposes (one wonders why…it is the 21st century).
Just last summer, members of the Episcopal Bishop’s Council voted to allow gay and lesbian priests to become members of the Anglican Church. These members have since been allows to join the Catholic Church without any extra work.
The question of whether gay people should be allowed to be Anglican priests is a matter of debate. For a long time, women have been allowed to. In the Catholic Church the debate still rages today, albeit behind closed doors. The Catholic Church does recognize women as saints, and so their being priests is not such a big jump. Unfortunately, many religious use their religion as an excuse to be intolerant towards others. The Bible actually does say “Stone those who sleep with a man as a man”. Now granted this does refer to the common ancient practice of winning armies sodomizing the losers, but many orthodox seem to be clinging to the belief. In the Catholic Church gay priests are still excommunicated, but the Church technically does not condemn gay people. Many priests have defended their pedophilic philandering, saying that they were doing it with little girls, which isn’t as bad (they say anyway).
Anyways, members of the church have become so distraught that many Reverends talk openly about an Anglican Church Schism. Says Reverend Rod Thomas, “A Schism is inevitable.”
What are your feelings about a potential Anglican Church Schism? Write them in the comment box bellow.
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