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For most of its history the church in Europe has been divided between the Latin-speaking west, whose centre was Rome, and the Greek-speaking east, whose centre was ...

The Latin Church , sometimes called the Western Church , is the largest particular church sui iuris in full communion with the Pope and the rest of the Catholic Church ...

Lectures in Medieval History, by Lynn Harry Nelson, Emeritus Professor of Medieval History, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.

The Christianity that is most familiar to us in North America is Western Christianity. By this term I mean that the vast majority of Christians in this continent, can ...

Official Website of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church of North America. News, Upcoming Events, Bible Readings, Spiritual Resources.

19.01.2018  · The eastern and western churches split over differences in theology, practice, politics and culture. As Constantinople became an important center of ...

Western Christianity is the type of Christianity which developed in the areas of the former Western Roman Empire . [ citation needed ] Western Christianity consists of the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church (in contrast to the Eastern rites in communion with Rome ), the Waldensians , Hussites , and a wide variety of Protestant denominations , including Anglicanism , Anabaptism , Calvinism , Lutheranism , and others. [ citation needed ] The name "Western Christianity" is applied in order to distinguish these from Eastern Christianity .

With the expansion of European colonialism from the Early Modern era , Western Christianity spread throughout the Americas , much of the Philippines , Southern Africa , pockets of West Africa , and throughout Australia and New Zealand . Thus, when used for historical periods after the 16th century, the term "Western Christianity" does not refer to a particular geographical area, but is rather used as a collective term for the Catholic Church, the Protestant denominations, and the other forms of Christianity that trace their lineage to Western Europe.

Today, the geographical distinction between Western and Eastern Christianity is not nearly as absolute as in Antiquity or the Middle Ages, due to the spread of missionary activities , migrations , and globalisation . The adjectives "Western Christianity" and "Eastern Christianity" are typically used to refer to historical origins and differences in liturgy , rather than present geographical locations.

For most of its history the church in Europe has been culturally divided between the Latin-speaking west, whose centre was Rome , and the Greek-speaking east, whose centre was Constantinople . Cultural differences and political rivalry created tensions between the two churches, leading to disagreement over doctrine and ecclesiology and ultimately to schism . [1]

Like Eastern Christianity , Western Christianity traces its roots directly to the apostles and other early preachers of the religion. In Western Christianity's original area Latin was the principal language. Christian writers in Latin had more influence there than those who wrote in Greek , Syriac , or other Eastern languages. Though the first Christians in the West used Greek (such as Clement of Rome ), by the fourth century Latin had superseded it even in the cosmopolitan city of Rome , while there is evidence of a Latin translation of the Bible in the 2nd century (see also Vetus Latina ) in southern Gaul and the Roman province of Africa . [2]

Over the centuries, disagreements separated Western Christianity from the various forms of Eastern Christianity: first from East Syrian Christianity after the Council of Ephesus (431) , then from that of Oriental Orthodoxy after the Council of Chalcedon (451), and then from Eastern Orthodoxy with the East-West Schism of 1054. With the last-named form of Eastern Christianity, reunion agreements were signed at the Second Council of Lyon and the Council of Florence , but these proved ineffective.

For most of its history the church in Europe has been divided between the Latin-speaking west, whose centre was Rome, and the Greek-speaking east, whose centre was ...

The Latin Church , sometimes called the Western Church , is the largest particular church sui iuris in full communion with the Pope and the rest of the Catholic Church ...

Lectures in Medieval History, by Lynn Harry Nelson, Emeritus Professor of Medieval History, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.

The Christianity that is most familiar to us in North America is Western Christianity. By this term I mean that the vast majority of Christians in this continent, can ...

Official Website of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church of North America. News, Upcoming Events, Bible Readings, Spiritual Resources.

19.01.2018  · The eastern and western churches split over differences in theology, practice, politics and culture. As Constantinople became an important center of ...


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