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The Early Christian World Vol 1 2 2002 34862710. Sword of St Michael Brown Olf. Georgeiiitopographicalcollection photos on Flickr. Doubting the Conventional Narrative About the Schism of 1054 ~ The Imaginative Conservative. The conventional narrative of “The Schism of 1054” may attract us by its simplicity and apparent explanatory power.

Doubting the Conventional Narrative About the Schism of 1054 ~ The Imaginative Conservative

But besides serving as a dubious justification for an ongoing situation, this narrative fails to capture the variety, obscurity, and complexity of human nature inspired by religious conviction that comes into view through the study of history close to the sources. You’d be hard-pressed to find a professional medievalist or Byzantinist today who will affirm, without any qualification whatsoever, that the schism between Latin Church, headed by the pope of Rome, and the Greek Church, headed by the patriarch of Constantinople, was fully realized in the year 1054.

But myths can be powerful. And this myth still has far-reaching traction among Christians East and West. Textbook accounts, popular histories, and apologetical tracts and websites are replete with the “Schism of 1054.” But the real complexities of history play havoc with this tidy narrative. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Notes: The Mystery of Robert E. Lee. The Conclave Chronicles – Roma Locuta Est. September 23, 2020 (Steven O’Reilly) – Roma Locuta Est has published a series of articles related to the 2013 conclave and the election of Pope Francis.

The Conclave Chronicles – Roma Locuta Est

Given the number of articles, and the variety of issues covered, I thought it might be helpful to the interested reader to provide an central index of these articles. The articles included in these “chronicles” fall into two broad categories: I. Secularization: an Ockham’s razor approach. Charles Taylor repeatedly insists that his project in A Secular Age is to explain How belief in God in Western societies was unavoidable in 1500 but became by 2000 one option among many.

Secularization: an Ockham’s razor approach

The text proved a magisterial contribution to a much larger literature concerned with explaining the same thing, and in turn generated a very large literature that took the text as a point of departure. Here’s a criticism of the project: it is being defined per accidens, and once one defines the project per se the answer is both simple and familiar.

Here’s my attempt to give a per se account. The Starting Point: In 1500 Western societies were Catholic in more or less the same way that, say, St. Randy Asplund Illustration Home. Vitoria, humanism, and the school of Salamanca in early sixteenth century Spain a heuristic overview. Compendium of the Reforms of the Roman Breviary, 1568 - 1961: Series to Resume. The Penitential Psalms in Books of HoursGregory DiPippo The seven Penitential Psalms are a standard part of the liturgical material incorporated into Books of Hours, along with the Little Office of the Virgin Mary, the Office of the Dead, and the Litany of the Saints.

Compendium of the Reforms of the Roman Breviary, 1568 - 1961: Series to Resume

Of course, many Books of Hours are filled with beautiful illustrations, and as a follow-up to a post at the beginning of Lent about the ... The Feast of Saint Mary of EgyptGregory DiPippo The feast of St Mary of Egypt has never been on the General Calendar, but it is often found in the supplements of the Missal and Breviary “for certain places.” April 2 is the most common date, but in several places it was kept on April 9, and in the Byzantine Rite it is on April 1. The Scar of Modern Urban Planning. The Scar of Modern Urban Planning February 3, 2020 The need for old buildings In Death and Life of American Cities, Jane Jacobs talked about the need for a variety of ages of buildings.

The Scar of Modern Urban Planning

Many businesses, such as thrift stores and used book stores that do not have high turn over. These businesses cannot afford to carry the costs of new construction, even if it is amortized over a mortgage. Chain stores and franchises, with a proven business model, are some of the only entities can that can take on the risk and cost of new construction.

The Institute for Quality Communities. A paedophile grooming gang was left to roam the streets of Manchester - and police knew who they were and exactly what they were doing. Children were raped and abused by up to 100 members of a Manchester grooming gang sixteen years ago - but despite police and social workers knowing what was happening they weren’t stopped.

A paedophile grooming gang was left to roam the streets of Manchester - and police knew who they were and exactly what they were doing

At least 57 young girls are thought to have been exploited by a paedophile network based in south Manchester. They were hooked on drugs, groomed, raped and emotionally broken - one youngster, aged fifteen, died. Cross-post: the real battle lines in Renaissance philosophy – The Orthosphere. Historians of Renaissance and early modern philosophy often try to give a unity to their subjects by framing the creative elements of these periods as engaging in a revolt against “scholasticism”.

Cross-post: the real battle lines in Renaissance philosophy – The Orthosphere

However, this only gives as much intelligibility to the Renaissance as is granted to its foil, and historians usually assign scholasticism any negative quality needed to keep the narrative going; it can be mindlessly dogmatic or aridly intellectual or both at once, despising all nature or assigning fanciful hierarchies within it, servile or unfaithful to Aristotle, holding an opinion of man that is irrationally low (when the opponent is humanism) or high (when the opponent is science).

Ernst Cassirer in his 1963 book The Individual and the Cosmos in Renaissance Philosophy tries to fit his material into this standard narrative, but he provides a great deal of interesting material, so that a more interesting story begins to emerge. Several things become clear. Like this: Like Loading... The Fascinating Link Between Lepanto and Our Lady of Guadalupe. Over many centuries, from Spain to Lepanto, Christian armies have prevailed under the banner of Our Lady.

The Fascinating Link Between Lepanto and Our Lady of Guadalupe

Recently, much attention has been given to the 1571 Battle of Lepanto, where the outnumbered Christian alliance defeated the Muslim Turks, protecting Europe from the further spread of Islam. As I’ve discovered while researching a new book, this battle was certainly miraculous and should be a great sign of hope for us living in these uncertain times, but it is part of a much larger (and lesser-known) story that has a fascinating connection to Our Lady of Guadalupe. The story starts in A.D. 711. 7 antihéroes y villanos de la Revolución Mexicana. Aunque la historia siempre estará llena de claroscuros, y justamente una buena lectura requiere matices, la Revolución Mexicana (1910-1917), celebrada cada 20 de Noviembre.

7 antihéroes y villanos de la Revolución Mexicana

Un periodo complejo y sangriento que costó la vida de un millón de compatriotas, se presta para identificar a los villanos que actuaron con mayor saña contra adversarios o enemigos o a los antihéroes que se distinguieron por retar al orden establecido, pero que no necesariamente eran crueles, y que normalmente contaban con la simpatía popular, como podría ser el caso de Francisco Villa, el prototipo de antihéroe revolucionario. Iré desde los más conocidos hasta aquellos que casi nunca aparecen en los libros de historia; y aunque sus fechorías fueran meritorias de lapidación pública nunca han enfrentado un alimentado encono social semejante al que enderezaron contra Porfirio Díaz, los herederos postrevolucionarios.

Founding Deists and Other Unicorns. How medieval studies is thriving in New Mexico. By Mary Beth King In Zimmerman Library on the campus of The University of New Mexico, there is a facsimile of the Godescalc Gospel Lectionary, an illuminated manuscript created by a Frankish scribe named Godescalc.

How medieval studies is thriving in New Mexico

Professor Timothy Graham, wearing white gloves and using a bone folder – a bookbinding tool – to keep fingerprints off the gleaming pages, explained the illuminated drawings and Latin text were commissioned by King Charlemagne more than 1,200 years ago. The four Evangelists – Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John – are portrayed with their animal symbols, the winged man or angel, the winged lion, the winged ox or bull, and the eagle, respectively.

A young Jesus gazes from another page shimmering with gold highlights, his fingers raised in blessing. “It’s not quite the same as touching parchment, but it’s a pretty close comparison to the feel of an actual medieval manuscript,” Graham observed, noting that the facsimile also reproduces wormholes and tears in the original document. Getting dressed series (chronological order) How the Desert Fathers 'Meditated' Prophetic 1930 Register Article Warns of Homosexuality, Birth Control. Eugenicist Margaret Sanger stands on the steps of a courthouse in Brooklyn, New York, in 1917. This 1930 article from the Register carried a warning from Father William Bolger to a gathering of the National Council of Catholic Women in Minnesota. “Father Bolger's address was one of outstanding frankness, and the priest left his audience gasping” at his predictions.

Four decades before Humanae Vitae, he hinted at the sexual revolution that would follow society’s embrace of contraception, and warned especially that “neither homosexuality nor any perversion” would be considered off-limits in such a culture. Evils of Birth Control Assailed by Speaker at N.C.C.W. The Friars Preachers The First Hundred. Before the Dawn - Mary W Helms (2004) National Review Board Report 2004. Fr. Jean Buridan and the Birth of Modern Science : Integrated Catholic Life™ The reaction to Pierre Duhem’s 1913 volume Le système du monde: histoire des doctrines cosmologiques de Platon à Copernic (The System of World: A History of Cosmological Doctrines from Plato to Copernicus) was both strong and spectacular.

His work provided undeniable evidence that in the Middle Ages faith in the predictability of nature was rooted in the theology of God as the Creator of Heaven and Earth. It was not just a single belief, but a climate of shared belief nurtured by an educational system comprised of universities, cathedral schools, and monasteries that consistently taught Christian theology. Circumnavigate the conclusion however one may, the theological beliefs that united the consistent learning centers teaching those beliefs did not exist in any of the ancient cultures nor did the Scientific Revolution occur in them. Jean Buridan’s Impetus Theory. The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People. The Origins of the Thirty Years War and theStructure of European Politics. The Family or the Farm: a Sophie's Choice? Making Manuscripts.

Richard Rex: 95 Theses on Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation. Legend has it that on October 31, 1517, German professor of theology Martin Luther nailed Ninety-Five Theses to the doors of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, sparking the Protestant Reformation in a single, rebellious act. In The Making of Martin Luther, professor of Reformation history at the University of Cambridge Richard Rex shows that this momentous event never occurred.

In this major new account of the most intensely creative years of Luther’s career, Rex takes a provocative look at the intellectual emergence of one of the most original and influential minds of the sixteenth century. Lucidly argued and elegantly written, The Making of Martin Luther is a splendid work of intellectual history that renders Luther’s earthshaking yet sometimes challenging ideas accessible to a new generation of readers. To learn more about the ideas in his book, read on for Richard Rex’s Ninety-Five Theses on Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation. NATO Expansion: What Gorbachev Heard. How December 25 Became Christmas - Biblical Archaeology Society. Read Andrew McGowan’s article “How December 25 Became Christmas” as it originally appeared in Bible Review, December 2002.

—Ed. A blanket of snow covers the little town of Bethlehem, in Pieter Bruegel’s oil painting from 1566. Although Jesus’ birth is celebrated every year on December 25, Luke and the other gospel writers offer no hint about the specific time of year he was born. Scala/Art Resource, NY On December 25, Christians around the world will gather to celebrate Jesus’ birth. Testing theories of american politics - gilens and page 2014. “A New kind of monster … part-monk, part-knight”: the paradox of clerical militarism in the Middle Ages (Craig Nakashian) An Introduction to the Mechanical Arts of the Middle Ages. The Citie Calls for Beere-Burton_okstate. Retheorising mobility and the formation of culture and language among the corded ware culture in europe. The End of Christendom by Eamon Duffy. Reformations: The Early Modern World, 1450–1650 by carlos m. n. eire yale, 920 pages, $40 Next year marks the fifth centenary of one of the few precisely datable historical events that can be said to have changed the world forever.

In 1517, an unknown German professor from an undistinguished new university protested against the sordid trade in religious benefits known as “indulgences,” which were then being peddled around Germany to fund grandiose plans to rebuild St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Ordines Militares. Colloquia Torunensia Historica. Rough Timeline of the Templar Order. Some dates approximate. 1023 Bl.

A Day in Pompeii - Full-length animation. Two Thomisms: Reflections on the Centenary of Pius X's Letter against the Modernists. EXCLUSIVE: France 'Suppressed News of Gruesome Torture' at Bataclan Massacre. By Louise Mensch | 10:50 am, July 15, 2016. The Religion of Adam – The Orthosphere.

An Ancient Device Too Advanced to Be Real Gives Up Its Secrets at Last. Though it it seemed to be just a corroded lump of some sort when it was found in a shipwreck off the coast of Greece near Antikythera in 1900, in 1902 archaeologist Valerios Stais, looking at the gear embedded in it, guessed that what we now call the “Antikythera mechanism” was some kind of astronomy-based clock. 5 Confirmed False Flag Operations and How to Spot Them in the Future. - Where the Middle Ages Begin. An Introduction to the Mechanical Arts in the Middle Ages - Walton. Suicide or accident - self-killing in medieval England. A medieval attitude to suicide. I had always thought that suicide was made illegal in medieval times due to religious disapproval until suicidal people were finally freed from the risk of prosecution by the 1961 Suicide Act.

It turns out the history is a little more nuanced, as noted in this 1904 article from the Columbia Law Review entitled “Is Suicide Murder?” Shedding Light on Dark Legends: The True Story of the Inquisition - Those Catholic Men Inc. As members of a 2,000 year old church, we often find ourselves apologizing for mistakes of the past. For example, how often do we find ourselves apologizing for the Inquisition? Five Medieval Chronicles that you can read translated online. Were the Crusades holy wars? Daniel Curtis - Humanities. Societies in past and present are regularly confronted with major hazards, which sometimes have disastrous effects. Some societies are successful in preventing these effects and buffering threats, or they recover quickly, while others prove highly vulnerable. Early Lay Dominicans on Livestream. How far were the Military Orders responsible for the results of the Third Crusade?

By Jacob Deacon. Top 10 Medical Advances from the Middle Ages. When the Pope Ordered the Death of Adolf Hitler. The Corruption of the Papal Court and the Roots of Modern Liberalism. Back to the source - Historical European Martial Arts documentary. ISIS: What the “Do-Nothing” West Is Doing. What Is It Like To Be A Mujahedeen? – waka waka waka. Bureaucracy Keeps Doing Its Thing. A General Writes the First After-Action Report on the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq: Why We Lost. Bureaucracy Does Its Thing: Institutional Constraints on U.S.-GVN Performance in Vietnam. Gregorian Reform of the Calendar. The Western Calendar - 'Intolerabilis, Horribilis, et Derisbilis' - Four Centuries of Discontent. Can Florence in the Quatrocento Help Shape Tax Policy Today? Calkins can florence in the quatrocento article reprint ttl 14fall p239.authcheckdam. Neither Cursed Nor Possessed. RAM Roman Army Structure. THE HISTORY OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT. What's New in Scandinavian Rune Stones -

Embracing Death, Celebrating Life: Reflections on the Concept of Martyrdom in the Order of the Knights Templar - Medieval Queens and Queenship: the Present Status of Research in Income and Power - Medieval Jews on Christianity. MEDIEVAL JEWS ON CHRISTIANITY The problem. Hastings: An Unusual Battle - GLOBAL MIDDLE AGES. Monuments to Liberty. Embracing Death, Celebrating Life: Reflections on the Concept of Martyrdom in the Order of the Knights Templar -

How America Double-Crossed Russia and Shamed the West. Historian Says Don't 'Sanitize' How Our Government Created Ghettos. Catholic Sources and the Declaration of Independence. Hellenes and Romans in Ancient China (240 BC – 1398 AD) Fortnight For Freedom: The Catholic Roots of the Declaration of Independence. Philippi Collection - Headware. James Otis, Jr. What Men Complained About Women 50 and 100 Years Ago. Middle Age Architecture: How the great cathedrals were built - Documentary. Saturday Scholar Series: The Unintended Reformation - Brad S. Gregory 11.3.2012 (video) Did the Enlightenment cause a global decline in violence?

9 Things You Should Know About Martin Luther King, Jr. - The Gospel Coalition. Be Amazed By This Two-Minute Clip About Cathedrals! U.S. Soldier Survives Taliban Machine Gun Fire During Firefight (video) Ten Reasons Why Shakespeare Was Catholic. Enumerating the Battles, Skirmishes, and Naval Actions at the Siege of Acre. …for the latest research, analysis and products on Biblical Archaeology. Defenders of the Faith: Augustine, Aquinas, and the Evolution of Medieval Just War Theory - Everyone Expects the Spanish Inquisition - The Imaginative Conservative.