Byzantine Empire

Posted on April 29, 2019 By

According to secular and church historians, during the brief reign Theodora had been executed at least one hundred thousand Paulicians. Likewise, until the time of the Romanov dynasty had no tolerance and nonviolent in Russia, although Orthodoxy was already (enough to remember an internecine power struggle of the Russian princes with the assistance of the Tatars, or Vikings, sections of land between family members that is essentially permanent citizenship war, if I may say so). That is, in the opinion of the author of this article is not quite correct to speak of more or less violent and intolerance in the history of Christianity and Catholicism. Less violent manner connected rather with the historical factors, such as the completion of the formation of the state and the relative social peace in the country, when there is no constant need of someone to fight. Instead of talking about more or less violent, would be wiser to speak of greater or lesser activity, ie activity of people (and consider the relationship of activity with the concept of humility). But there is reason for inaction and passivity in Russia (since the formation of a centralized state) and the relative passivity of the Byzantine Empire in religion? Against the backdrop of tumultuous European history full constant struggle, the history of Byzantium is less eventful (although it certainly remains the fight of Byzantium with external enemies and internal power struggles), and Russian history is even poorer, says P. Chaadayev: Pora overflowing activities, ebullient game of moral forces of the people – nothing like we had.