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What were the reasons for the Great Schism?
The immediate cause of the Great Schism was the patriarch of Constantinople’s and the Pope’s decisions to excommunicate one another, which led to the creation of the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church.
Why did Christianity split?
The causes of divisions in the church are many, but ultimately the main reason for a church split is that someone has taken his focus off of Jesus Christ and begun to use the church organization for his own ends. The church is to be more organism (living thing) than organization.
Which statement describes the Great Schism?
The Great Schism. The Great Schism is the name given to the division of the Roman Catholic Church in which rival popes sat in both Rome and Avignon. It is also called the Great Schism in Western Christendom and the Great Western Schism. This is to help identify between this rift in the church and an earlier schism which occurred in 1054.
What are examples of schism?
Examples The schism of the Shia and Sunni Islam, c. … Two Fourth Councils of Constantinople, one Catholic (869-870) and one Orthodox (879-880) The Great Schism of 1054 Three Popes at the same time: Roman Pope Gregory XII, Avignon Pope Benedict XIII, Pisan Pope John XXIII, resolved at Council of Constance, see also Western Schism, 1378-1417 More items…