Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Murphysboro Centuries, 7th sacred

Theodore of Tarsus, 602-690
- from Tarsus in the east (St. Paul's home town), Theodore was sent to England as a missionary by the pope and became the archbishop of Canterbury (which became the most important church position in England)
- after the Synod of Whitby, Theodore was able to introduce centralized church government by the bishops into England, as well as fairly regular “synods” meeting to consider problems - it has been suggested that this Roman system of church government greatly influenced the development of the modern ideas of royalty and legislative power

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