What impact did the schism between Western Christianity


What impact did the schism between Western Christianity (Roman Catholicism) and Eastern Christianity (Russian Orthodoxy) have on Russian society? How did Orthodox Christianity put its stamp on Russian culture, politics and society? Please use three additional sources from the History databases.


                                   Impact of the Great Schism

The Great Schism was the split of Christianity’s main function into two groups, the Eastern Orthodox and the Roman catholic. One of the impacts of the schism in Russia was the permanent division of the western Roman Catholic Church and the Byzantine Christian Church, which became the most accepted in this region. As a result, even though papal supremacy was still claimed to be held by the Pope, as other leaders in the East, the leaders in Russia rejected this claim[1]. As a result, the eastern patriarchs and the western popes excommunicated each other. Additionally, in Russia, they believed that a patriarch led only an area, and the eastern church’s official language was Greek.  This was one of the causes of the schism because, in Russia, they did not believe that the Pope was the leader of all Christians.

The contradictions during the Great Schism were later reflected in the Russian church and society. It began with a doctrinal debate due to petty issues of rituals, but it grew to include matters that were at stake. Even though the event’s true legacy is the permanent division of the church, in Russia, there was a complete breaking of the ties that united the church or any group, thus resulting in division and disunion in the church faith and politics[2]……………for help with this assignment contact us via email Address: consulttutor10@gmail.com

[1] Hardwick, Susan Wiley. “The impact of religion on ethnic survival: Russian old believers.” (1991): 19-35.

[2] Knox, Zoe, and Anastasia Mitrofanova. “The Russian Orthodox Church.” In Eastern Christianity and politics in the twenty-first century, pp. 72-100. Routledge, 2014.

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