After Nine Hundred Years by Yves Congar

By Yves Congar

Father Congar exposes and clarifies the political, cultural, and ecclesiological historical past to the good schism that divided japanese and Western Christianity within the eleventh century.

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SCHOLASTICISM IN THE WEST AND THE DIFFERENCE OF THEOLOGICAL METHOD. Theological method and major differences in doctrinal conWilmart, ceptions are other factors to be considered. Dom 38 CULTURAL FACTORS a profound student of ancient texts, has written that a Christian of the Fourth or Fifth Century would have felt less be- wildered by the forms of piety current in the Eleventh Century than would his counterpart of the Eleventh Century in the forms The great break occurred in from the one to the other century.

Lossky, since taken into account, has not shaken our actual convictions confirmed since by so many facts, and which are likewise the convictions of some excellent experts and friends of the East. We 43 wish that all Catholics would become aware we wish they might and enter into a sympathetic patient consideration of the of the East and, since we must face it, the spirit of spirit of these factors and their importance; Orthodoxy. This is the main reason why we have welcomed a number of works on the Slavophile movement into our French collection, Unam sanctam.

Life itself, collectively way and which communal manner of for a long time the people creates for expression. and the clergy maintained of profound spiritual liberty in regard to rite. It has been shown how, even in the second half of the Sixth Century and beyond into the beginnings of the Thirteenth, one passed a kind easily from the East to the West and vice versa, celebrating the mass with the people of any particular place, in their 34 CULTURAL FACTORS 18 language and according to their rubrics.

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