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What were the doctrinal differences that caused the split of the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Catholic Church in 1054?

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    That's pretty darn broad. Even the Wikipedia article (have you read it?) is at least a few thousand words long. I suggest reading the article, if you haven't already, and conning back here with more specific questions about aspects of your question that the article doesn't cover to your satisfaction. I'd be willing to hold the question open for a while to let you do that: others may not be so willing. – Matt Gutting Dec 7 '18 at 14:21
  • Sure! Would refining the question to "what were the differences in doctrine that caused the split" be a better focus? – Philip Dec 7 '18 at 14:30
  • Well based on the Wikipedia article there seem to have been several - see here. Read through that and see if you understand it all. If not, let's see whether we can narrow the focus even more. OK? – Matt Gutting Dec 7 '18 at 14:36
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    I'm going to recommend this stays open, at least if its edited to focus on doctrinal differences. We don't have to write a thousand word encyclopedia article as an answer. Give the main reasons, and cite some sources for further reading. – DJClayworth Dec 7 '18 at 15:01
  • Thanks for the help Matt and DJClayworth. I've edited it to focus on the doctrinal difference, as the political one seems to be much easier to understand (caused by the split of the Roman Empire). – Philip Dec 7 '18 at 15:04

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