to the early church because an agreement would be reached about the divinity of Christ. 3)
He forever changed Christianity in the world. 4) He removed the persecution policy against
Christians in Rome and in 313 Christians were able to practise their religion legally. 5)
Christianity was becoming more officially recognized as a legitimate religion by
Constantine allowing Christian symbols to appear on Roman currency.
The Great Schism
Identification: 1) In 1054 there was a spilt in the church. The church split into two
sections. The first section is known as the Eastern (Greek Church), and the second section
is known as the Western (Latin Church). 2) The reason for this spilt was that there was
conflict within the church about the authority of the bishops. Not everybody in the church
agreed that the Roman bishop was the most important.
Significance: 1) The spilt shows the conflict that was present within the early church.2)
these institutional differences in the church are still present in today’s time. They
influences the way that worship is conducted today. 3) There were disagreements between
the two sects regarding methods of worship and beliefs. The Eastern Church wanted to be
able to practise its culture and language. Also, it was uncomfortable with the alliance
between the Papacy. 4) The Filique controversy was also partly the reason for the spilt. It
was discussed at the council of Chalcedon, which debated about the origins of the Holy
Spirit. Does the Holy spirit just come from God or does it come from God and the Son? 5)
Additionally, the Western church did not favour the use of icons in the Eastern Church.
Summary of Significance- Institutional differences of practices still influences worship
Identification: 1) He was born in 1483 in Germany. 2) At first he was studying law, but
later he became a monk and studied theology. He got his PhD in theology.
Significance: 1) His significant contribution to Christianity was the Protestant
Reformation. He posted 95 Thesis on the door of the church criticizing the practices of the
church. He believed that the church was corrupt, and he rejected the churches practice of
selling indulgences. It is the belief that salvation can be bought so that a person can be
released from purgatory. 2) He made Christianity a more personable religion. He believed
that normal people should have access to scripture so they can read it for themselves. He
also translated the bible into German. 3) He founded a new branch of Christianity, which is
known as Protestantism. It came to be as a spilt from the Western church. It is still
practiced today, and there are many different denominations of it (Anglican). 4) He came to
the conclusion that there is nothing that anybody can do to find God’s mercy, it is already