The Photian Schism: History and Legend by DvornikThe Photian Schism: History and Legend by Dvornik

The Photian Schism: History and Legend


Paperback | December 18, 2008

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Photius, Patriarch of Constantinople, has been for a thousand years denounced by the Western Church as an arch-heretic and arch-schismatic of the Church and at the same time venerated in the East as a saint, scholar and a model churchman. Dr Dvornik reviews the whole history, reconsiders all the arguments, reconstitutes the facts, re-examines all the witnesses and comes to the conclusion that in the Photian case the Churchmen, Canonists and historians of the West were mistaken, that Photius was indeed a great churchman. In the second part of his book Dr Dvornik examines the reasons for this miscarriage of justice.
Title:The Photian Schism: History and LegendFormat:PaperbackDimensions:524 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 1.18 inPublished:December 18, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052110176X

ISBN - 13:9780521101769


Table of Contents

Foreword; Preface; Part I. History: 1. Political parties, religious problems and opening conflict; 2. Ignatius' resignation and Photius' canonical election; 3. The Synod of 861; 4. Nicholas, Photius and Boris; 5. Photius' downfall and the council of 869-70; 6. Photius' rehabilitation and the Synod of 879-80; 7. The second schism of Photius, a historical mystification; 8. Photius, Leo VI and the healing of the extremists' schism; Part II. Legend: 1. The Photian case in latin literature till the twelfth century; 2. Oecumenicity of the eighth council in medieval western tradition; 3. Western tradition from the twelfth century to the fifteenth century; 4. Fifteenth century till the modern period; 5. Photius and the eighth council in the eastern tradition till the twelfth century; 6. From the thirteenth century to the modern period; Conclusion; Appendices; Sources; Bibliography; Index.