Discuss the rise of Islam during this period and its importance for the unfolding history of the church.

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1. This period symbolizes a new Christian order coming into being. Describe it and evaluate its importance.

2. Discuss the rise of the papacy.

3. Discuss important achievements of Pope Gregory

4. Discuss the rise of Islam during this period and its importance for the unfolding history of the church.

5. St. Thomas Aquinas had a lasting impact on the thinking of the church. Discuss key elements of his thought.

6. Discuss major events that led up to the Great Schism in the church.

7. What role did the Crusades play in the formation of the schism between the Western and Eastern church?

8. What are key differences between the Russian and Western churches?

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