septian

19 December 2011

As I read Jenkins’ book, Jesus Wars, I think Rome’s ascendancy to the top of the ecclesiastical structure might be due to: (1) the fall of Western Roman empire and (2) the fight among the Eastern patriarchates (Constantinople, Antioch, and Alexandria).

(Aside from the natural cause, i.e., claim to the primacy of Peter, which does help a lot.)

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