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The Eastern Schism and the Division of Europe

The Eastern Schism and the Division of Europe

Ledit, Joseph S.J.,

Theological Studies, Vol.12:4 (1951)

Abstract

Now that Europe has been cut in two, and its two fragments have become minor parts of the large systems that fill the world, Eurasia on one side, and the Atlantic community on the other, it becomes the object of increasing study. The most thought-provoking book that we have read recently on the subject is Oskar Halecki’s The Limits and Divisions of European History, which sums up what the learned Fordham professor has written on the subject since 1923.He emphasizes, perhaps more strongly than anyone else, how Christianity entered into the very being of Europe: “Throughout the whole course of European history in its proper sense, Europe was practically identical with Christendom.”.

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