St. James’ Sunday Bible Study Lectures
April 19, 2020 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
The Great Divorce between East and West
Lecture # 28
April 19, 2020 11:45 am. To 1:00 pm.
In the 11th century, relations between Christianity in the East and in the West, between Orthodoxy and Catholicism, were severed and remain so to the present. The two earliest forms of Christianity have been in a state of schism for more than 1,000 years. The symbolic date for the split is 1054, but as with so many divorces, this one built on centuries of growing alienation. And like other divorces, this one was undoubtedly sad in the experiencing; it is surely one of the most depressing sequences in Christianity’s long history to recount, testimony to the consequences of a religion deeply overinvolved with politics.