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Roman medical care before conversion

What was the effect of Christianity on Western medicine? I’m approaching this question via Rodney Stark’s 1996 book, The Rise of Christianity. It looks at the “Jesus Movement” among Hellenistic Jews in the first three centuries, examining sociological evidence to … Continue reading

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Rome vs. Eastern Rome: 1054

Countdown to the First Crusade: Church schism By the beginning of the Middle Ages (6th cent.), Christians had a general understanding that all theological disputes should be solved by representatives of the five major Christian regions: Jerusalem, Antioch, Alexandria, Constantinople … Continue reading

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