Saturday, July 29, 2006
Top Ten List: Worst Mistakes in Church History
Of course, there are a LOT of mistakes in church history to choose from - perhaps too many for a decent top ten list - but here's a list of my "favorite" worst mistakes:
10. The sale of indulgences (16th century)
9. The “Robber Council” of Constantinople (869)
8. The papal bull Exsurge Domini excommunicating Martin Luther (1520)
7. The condemnation of Jan Hus by the Council of Constance (1411)
6. The Crusader sack of Constantinople (1204)
5. The definition of the Immaculate Conception (1854)
4. The Synod of Toledo (447)
3. The Forging of the Pseudo-Donation of Constantine (8th century)
2. Augustine writes De Trinitate (5th century)
1. Mutual East/West excommunications leading to the Great Schism (1054)
What are some of your favorites?
P.S. - Pope Leo X features twice in this list, so I included a portrait of him.