The Fall of Constantinople
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(08-14-2011, 11:03 PM)mikemac Wrote:
(08-14-2011, 06:19 PM)Resurrexi Wrote: I recently thought to myself that perhaps the Fall of Constantinople was a chastisement by God upon Byzantium. Perhaps God was punishing the Byzantines for their heresy and schism, particularly in rejecting the Union of Florence. In fact, perhaps the fall of the Byzantine Empire in general was God's punishment for the Byzantine Church's schism from the Christ's Church. Any thoughts about this?

It was actually Mark of Ephesus and the Russians rejecting the union that caused the fall of Constantinople, the Greeks and the Byzantine Emperor accepted the union.  With agreement of the major issues on the table the Council of Florence would have exchanged military assistance against the Ottoman Turks.  So with Mark of Ephesus and the Russians rejecting the union Western military assistance to Byzantium never materialized, resulting in the fall of Constantinople in 1453.

I wonder how different Christendom would be if Mark of Ephesus didn't show up at the council.
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The Fall of Constantinople - by Resurrexi - 08-14-2011, 06:19 PM
Re: The Fall of Constantinople - by jovan66102 - 08-14-2011, 06:41 PM
Re: The Fall of Constantinople - by Resurrexi - 08-14-2011, 06:43 PM
Re: The Fall of Constantinople - by jovan66102 - 08-14-2011, 06:44 PM
Re: The Fall of Constantinople - by Resurrexi - 08-14-2011, 06:44 PM
Re: The Fall of Constantinople - by K3vinhood - 08-14-2011, 07:46 PM
Re: The Fall of Constantinople - by jovan66102 - 08-14-2011, 07:57 PM
Re: The Fall of Constantinople - by mikemac - 08-14-2011, 11:03 PM
Re: The Fall of Constantinople - by K3vinhood - 08-15-2011, 02:28 AM
Re: The Fall of Constantinople - by Adelbrecht - 08-15-2011, 03:15 AM
Re: The Fall of Constantinople - by mikemac - 08-15-2011, 12:56 PM



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