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Chapter 8: Continuity and Change in Europe and Western Asia
200 to 850

32: Mon, Jan 7, 2019

Please post in the forum for the day a short essay in response to this question:

One of the questions that arises most sharply in this period —¬†and one that has not gone away from that day to this — is the issue of the division of power between secular authority and sacred authority. While ancient religion tended very largely to be driven by and through the state (be it empire or polis), in Christianity especially the new notion of Church and State as complementary or largely separate entities emerged. We will see later in the year the extent to which this created a variety of divisions. For now, however, let's examine them. How was the problem solved (or at least addressed) in the East and in the West? In particular, you may want to consider: