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Reply To: What were some of your primary takeaways after reading Christianity in the First 1000 Years? Did anything surprise you?

Dan Harre

Western Christians are so quick to focus on the Great Schism of 1054 AD and to forget those that came before it. Prior to the separation of Rome and Constantinople, we saw both the Nestorian and Chalcedonian schisms. The traditions involved in these schisms represent such a rich tapestry of Christian diversity and culture. It is a shame that the West is primarily fixated on Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Protestantism, thus inevitably remaining uneducated about the traditions of the East.