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Roman Catholicism 

The Oxford Companion to English Literature
Dinah BirchDinah Birch

The beliefs and practices of the Roman Catholic Church. The spread of Islam in the 7th century overran all but two of the five patriarchates of the early Christian church (Alexandria, Antioch, Constantinople, Jerusalem, and Rome). Political and doctrinal tensions between the surviving claimants to Christian primacy, Constantinople and Rome, led to an enduring schism between the (Eastern or Greek) Orthodox Church and the (Western or Latin) Roman Catholic Church in ... ...

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