Talk:Timeline of Schisms

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I love the idea for this article. Can you clarify what each schism is from? Like in the first period, there is the "Antiochian Schism" - schism from what? Vasiliki 00:19, June 23, 2009 (UTC)

Hi Vaso :) I think that some of the earlier listed schisms like the Antiochian Schism for instance were generally localized events for the most part, that were eventually resolved - i.e. (362 - 414 AD); for the specific details of what was involved theologically, you would have to research it; another example of this is the Arsenite Schism, involving Patriarch Arsenios Autoreianos (1265-1310), again, eventually resolved. (I am not very familiar at the moment with the details of it).
However most of the other dates either document: 1) when one church separated from another / there was a split in the church (i.e. Oriental Orthodox schism, Nestorian schism, East-West schism), or 2) when one body left its mother church and joined another church (i.e. as with the Uniates), or 3) when an entirely new body was formed (as in the Protestant groups). This would best be illustrated perhaps diagrammatically in a flow chart or tree to show the diffusion, but I tried to capture some of the essence of it using a timeline-like format, especially in order to show the origins of where some of the many groups today came from. Hope this helps, Cheers, Angellight 888 02:05, June 24, 2009 (UTC)
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