1. Tradition and theory that justifies papal authority.
2. Christian sect which believed that Christ was inferior to God the Father and not coeternal with Him.
3. A bishop who ruled over any of several of the oldest and largest Christian communities, such as Antioch, Alexandria, and Constantinople.
4. Autobiography of a famous theologian who held Church office in Africa.
5. Name given to St. Jerome's Latin translation of the Bible.
6. A famous book joining classical and Christian ideals, whose author was put to death by the ruler he had served.
7. A bishop of a large city whose authority extended over the clergy of an entire province.
8. A lasting achievement of Justinian which includes "the most important lawbook that the world has ever seen."
9. A Germanic people that established a kingdom in northwest Africa and sacked Rome in 455.
10. Major work of a great Church father incorporating a philosophy of history predominant throughout the Middle Ages.
Match the names (Column I) with the statements (Column II). Click the Key for the proper answer. (All dates are B.C.E.)
1. Boethius
A. Roman emperor who named his capital after himself and made the throne hereditary.
2. Cassiodorus
B. Fourth-century ascetic who laid down a set of rules for a monastic order widely followed in eastern Christendom.
3. St. Simeon Stylites
C. Native of Tarsus who proclaimed Christianity a universal religion and greatly expanded its early character.
4. Constantine
D. Roman aristocrat and polished Latinist whose writings forged a link between ancient Greek thinkers and the Middle Ages.
5. St. Ambrose
E. Monastic figure who did more than any other to establish the Benedictine monasteries as centers of learning and of transcribing texts.
6. Galerius
F. Last ruler of a united Roman Empire, cruel in vengeance but titled "the Great."
7. Theodoric
G. Archbishop of Milan who humbled this same Roman emperor (#7).
8. St. Augustine
H. Roman emperor who, after trying vainly to exterminate Christianity, issued an edict of toleration.
9. St. Basil
I. Extreme ascetic who spent nearly forty years on the top of a pillar.
10. Theodosius I
J. Founder of western monasticism whose rule was almost universally used in Latin Christendom.
11. St. Benedict
K. Bishop of Hippo and greatest of the Latin Church fathers whose writings have been held in esteem by both Roman Catholics and Protestants.
12. Paul
L. Ostrogothic conqueror who gave Italy an intelligent and progressive rule in contrast to many native Roman emperors.
Match the development in column I with the approximate date in column II. Click the Key for the proper answer.
1. Death of St. Augustine
A. 524 A.D.
2. Founding of Constantinople
B. 311 A.D.
3. Reign of Diocletian
C. 410 A.D.
4. Execution of Boethius
D. 330 A.D.
5. Council of Nicaea
E. 430 A.D.
6. Edict of Toleration by Galerius
F. c.480 A.D.
7. Assumption of the title "King of Rome" by a German chieftain
G. 284 A.D.
8. Sack of Rome by the Visigoths
H. 378 A.D.
9. Life of St. Benedict (approximate)
I. 476 A.D.
10. Battle of Adrianople
J. 325 A.D.


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