What is byzantine Christianity?

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The Byzantines, were the remnants of the old Roman Empire. During the height of the empire, Rome's capital moved to Constantinople in the east. The west fell hundreds of years later to barbarians, thus leaving the east to hold its own. While many called it the Eastern Roman Empire, it became known as the Byzantine Empire, the Greek dominant.

Christianity at the time was a conglomeration of churches, known as the (Holy Orthodox Catholic Church. In 1021 the Western churches, centered in Rome, split from the eastern churches in Constantinople and they founded the Holy Catholic Church. The east continued to develop the original branch of orthodoxy, and continue to this day.
Byzantine Christianity was the nation/religion that came out of it. Churches in the Byzantine nation were all eastern orthodox, but some common traits can be found between them. One is the Greek, many words in the father such as "Theotokos", "Theos" are used no matter the native language and they mean Mother of God, and God in Greek. Others include the architecture, modeled with the big domed churches. Including the Agia Sophia, the Byzantine style of churches often have a dome and all have a specific layout uniform to all eastern Christians.

Where was Byzantine?

Where it still is. It's just gone through various name changes. Constantinople was one. Now it's called Istanbul. It's in Turkey.

What is Byzantin?

Byzantine is a name used to describe the Eastern Roman Empire centered on Constantinople (today Istanbul).

Difference between byzantine architecture and early christian architecture?

Early Christian Architecture was influenced a lot by Ancient Roman Architecture, which is characterized by repitition of arches. In this time, they actually converted old Roman buildings into religious structures, like the basilicas. On the other hand, Byzantine Architecture was inspired by Moorish (MORE)

What caused the split in Christianity during the byzantine empire?

The mass effect of too many excommunications or ( being kicked out from a church ) in these times, that meant you were going straight hell.In the early days of Christianity, mainstream Christianity was madeup of the Latin/Western Church and the Greek/Eastern Church (laterthey came to be called Catho (MORE)

How did Christianity become the official religion of the Byzantine Empire?

Byzantine Empire is a term which has been coined by historians toindicate the eastern part of the Roman Empire after the fall of thewestern part. The people in question did not even know this termand called their empire Roman Empire. Christianity spread thoughthe eastern part of the Roman Empire bef (MORE)

Where was byzantine empire?

It was the Eastern side of when the Roman Empire broke apart. The capital was Constantinople. At its core were Greece and the Anatolian Peninsula, but the Empire also included Italy, Egypt, North Africa, the Middle East, Southern Spain, and Bulgaria during the course of its existence.

What disputes arose within Christianity during the Byzantine empire?

well.....there were dogs and cats that would fall from the sky and hit people in the head. It awasnt abnormal for people to walk on their hands and/or dress like superheroes. One of the disputes was over whether zucchini or squash was better. Personally, I prefer cucumber. The End. Your welcome by t (MORE)

Differences between roman catholic Christianity and byzantine Christianity?

Roman Catholicism is based in Rome.Eastern Orthodox Christianity is originally based in Constantinople, one of the five ancient patriarchates . New answer. For the first thousand years of the church there were local churches headed up by bishops but they met every few years to agree on points of o (MORE)

Who were the byzantines?

The Byzantines were the inheritors of Rome. After Roman Empire split, Eastern Rome became known as the Byzantine empire, after the capital city of Byzantium. The Eastern Empire would outlast Western Rome by centuries.

What Christian Church developed in the Byzantine Empire?

The Byzantine Empire is just the modern name of the continuation of the Roman Empire from its eastern capital Constantinople, built on the site of the city of Byzantium. The Church in that part of the world was a continuation of the apostolic Church from earliest times. It is known as the Greek O (MORE)

What role did Christianity play in the byzantine empire?

Christianity played a major role in the Byzantine empire since it was a mandatory religion. Theodosius I ordered all people under his rule to become Christian. He was the first emperor to make Christianity the official religion, not Constantine, as many believe.

According to the primary chronicle how did Vladimir choose byzantine Christianity?

According to the Primary Chronicle Prince Vladimir chose Byzantine Christianity through a multi-part process. Vladimir was first visited by emissaries from 4 different religions, Roman Christianity, Byzantine Christianity, Islam and Judaism. They each told him about their religion with the Byzantine (MORE)

Why did a new form of Christianity emerge in the Byzantine Empire and Russia?

A: I'm not sure if any new form of religion emerged in the ByzantineEmpire or in Russia. Orthodox Christianity is at least as old as isCatholism, as they diverged from each other in 1054, from the sameCatholic-Orthodox roots. It is somewhat possible that theCatholic-Orthodox antecedent is not as ol (MORE)

How was Christianity established as the official religion of the byzantine?

Christianity was established as the official religion of the Byzantine empire by Emperor Theodosius I, who ordered all people under his rule to embrace Christianity. This was in 380 AD. Many pepple erroneously think it was Emperor Constantine, but all Constantine did was legitimize the religion an (MORE)

Why did the byzantine empire distrust the western christians?

A rift developed between Latin Christianity and Greek Christianity which then led to the schism between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches. The conflict between the two led to mutual distrust . The Orthodox Church was the church of the Byzantine Empire.

What two forms of Christianity developed during the byzantine time?

The religion of the Byzantine empire was Orthodox Christianity For a while Arian Christianity was popular but it was soon suppressed. Both of these religions developed before the Byzantine Empire. Byzantine Empire is a term historians have coined to refer to the eastern part of the Roman Empire aft (MORE)

What was a main reason that many within the Byzantine Empire converted from Christianity to Islam?

The Byzantine lands in present day Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel,Palestine, Egypt and eastern Libya were conquered by the Arabs. Thelocals converted to their religion, Islam, adopted Arabic as theirlanguage and eventually came to see themselves as Arabs. The Turks,who came from central Asia, invade (MORE)

What is the government of byzantine?

The Byzantine EMpire was a monarchy. It litrally for about 500 years part of the Roman Empire, just known as the Eastern Roman Empire. When the Capital was moved to Byzantium, and when the wesrtern regions fell (ROme, France, Spain) it changed its name from the Roman Empire to the Byzantine Empire w (MORE)

How did art and architecture reflect a transformation from pagan to Christian culture during the time of the Byzantine Empire?

During the transformation from paganism to Christianity, the subject of art changed greatly in the Byzantine Empire. Christian works were more likely to display Jesus, Mary, saints, or other religious figures. Also, as far as architecture goes, the outsides of building became plainer, and the inside (MORE)

Who made Christianity the religion of the Byzantine Empire?

The Emperor who made Christianity the state religion of the Roman Empire was Theodosius I in 380 AD. Earlier, Constantine the Great had issued the Edict of Milan, which tolerated Christianity, but did not make it the state religion. The Byzantine Empire was the Roman Empire in the Middle Ages.

Are Byzantines pagans?

The word Pagan in a derogatory Christian term for anything that is not a version of Christianity. Some fervent adherents to any dogma believe that any who do not agree with their religious views are pagans. It is most commonly applied to the polytheistic religions of the Ancient world. Now that the (MORE)

What was the Byzantine Empire and what form of Christianity flourished there?

The Byzantine Empire was the Eastern half of the Roman Empire. It was centered on the city of Constantinople (formerly Byzantion, from whence the name 'Byzantine' derives) and survived the fall of the Western Roman Empire, lasting until the year 1453 A.D. The Byzantine Empire was the center of Ortho (MORE)

What the Roman Emperor made Christianity the official religion of the Byzantine Empire?

Theodosius I was the emperor who made Christianity the official religion of the entire empire. Theodosius I was the emperor who made Christianity the official religion of the entire empire. Theodosius I was the emperor who made Christianity the official religion of the entire empire. Theodosius I (MORE)

When did Christianity spread in the byzantine empire?

Christianity was the official religion of the Byzantine (Eastern Roman Empire) throughout its existence. Christianity spread during classical roman times, it was legalized by Emperor Constantine in the 4th Century and later it was made the official religion of the Roman Empire.

Was the Byzantine Empire the only empire that allowed Christianity?

No. It was the only empire to adopt the Orthodox version of Christianity, but the Roman Empire did practice Roman Catholicism at a time. Many other later European Empires also allowed Christianity, heading the crusades and converting parts of present-day Russia. Some examples of such empires woul (MORE)

What did the byzantine emperor do?

Byzantine Empire is a term historians have coined to indicate the eastern part of the Roman Empire after the fall of the western part of the Roman Empire in 476. The western part fell under the weight of the invasions by Germanic peoples. The eastern part was not affected by these invasions and cont (MORE)

What did the byzantine empire do to spread Christianity?

The Byzantine empire or the eastern Roman empire spread Christianity by forcing everyone to become Christian. It was an eastern emperor, Theodosius I who ordered this. The Byzantine empire or the eastern Roman empire spread Christianity by forcing everyone to become Christian. It was an eastern emp (MORE)

What was the most important difference between the Byzantine orhtodox church and the Catholic church in in christianity?

Probably iconoclasm which caused a split between east and west around AD 680-850. Second most important difference was language. The western church conducted it's business in Latin and the eastern one in Greek. Political differences, too, between the Byzantine Emperors and the Frankish Emperors cont (MORE)

Why did the Byzantine Empire take on Christianity?

The Byzantine empire took on Christianity because of their different opinions in worship icons. This resulted in importance of church in state & don't forget that the cross is different in the orthodox Christianity religion than in the roman catholic religion.

What were the similarities of the Christianity in the western roman empire and the byzantine empire?

The religion of the Byzantine Empire remained the same as the religion of the eastern part of the Roman Empire prior to the fall of the western part (see below). It was originally called the Eastern or Greek Church. Later it came to be called Orthodox Church. The religion of the western part of the (MORE)

How did the Byzantine help Spread Christianity?

Byzantine missionaries preached Orthodox Christianity outside their empire. The two most important Byzantine missionaries were Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius. They were two brothers who were missionaries among the Slavs. They preached in Great Moravia (a West Slavic state, which at the time was t (MORE)

How did Byzantine promote Christianity?

The Byzantine empire promoted Christianity because of the emperor Constantine he protected the Christians and persecuted the non-Christians .Constantine ruled from. 527- 565 a.d

What where was the byzantine developed?

The Byzantine Empire was not developed. In fact, it did not really exist. The term Byzantine Empire has been coined by historians to indicate the eastern part of the Roman Empire after the fall of the western part of this empire. The 'east' continued to exist for nearly 1,000 years after the fall of (MORE)

What are 3 differences and similarities of Christianity in the east and west of byzantine?

There was no such thing as east and west of Byzantine. The Byzantine Empire was not divided into east and west. Its official religion was Orthodox Christianity, which is sometimes also called Eastern Orthodox to distinguish it from the Oriental Orthodox Churches. The latter is an umbrella term for a (MORE)

How did the byzantine empire spread Christianity?

Two brother who were Byzantine Christian missionaries went toBulgaria and developed an alphabet for the Slavonic languages(Cyrillic) so that the Slavic peoples could read the bible. This isthe Cyrillic alphabeth, which was named after Cyril, one of twobrothers. Other missionaries spread Christianity (MORE)

Why did Christianity flourish in the Byzantine empire?

The first spread of Christianity was from Judea to the rest of theeastern part of the Roman Empire. It flourished in this part of theRoman Empire before its Byzantine period and continued to flourishthrough this period. The so-called "Byzantine Empire" was a continuation of the RomanEmpire. The ter (MORE)

How did Christianity spread throught the Byzantine Empire?

Byzantine empire is a term which historians use to indicate theeastern part of the Roman Empire after the fall of the western partof the Roman Empire . Christianity had already spread through theeastern part of the Roman Empire before the Byzantine period.

How did Christianity spread to the Byzantine Empire?

The Byzantine Empire did not really exist. This is a term which hasbeen coined by historians to indicate the eastern part of the RomanEmpire after the fall of the western part of this empire. Thepeople in question did not even know this term and called theirempire Roman Empire. Christianity had alre (MORE)

How did Constantine I make Christianity a unifying force in the Byzantine Empire?

The Byzantine Empire did not exist at the time of Constantine.Byzantine Empire is a term which had been coined by historians toindicate the eastern part of the Roman Empire after the fall of thewestern part. The latter fell around 476. Constantine ruled as asole emperor from 321 to 324. Also note th (MORE)