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CHAPTER III Religious divisions in Christian Europe?Political
influence of the Papacy throughout the Christian world?Passive
attitude of the Greek Church in political affairs. Though Christian
nations became gradually separated in Europe by three chief
divisions of the Faith, the most numerous was the Roman Catholic.
The Russians alone represented the Greek Church in political power,
while Protestantism was established in Great Britain, north-western
Europe, and in central Germany. But Christianity itself was never
repudiated by any Christian nation except in parts of France for a
short time. The subjected Jews scattered among Christian states
preserved their hereditary and national unbelief, which they never
ventured to vindicate by argument. Their views on Christianity were
privately transmitted among successive generations in their own
families, but were seldom if ever revealed to the Christian world
around them. With modern sceptics or atheists who arose among
Christians, they could have nothing in common, as the former
rejected the Old Testament as well as the New. The Jews, who
gradually passed almost entirely under either Christian or
Mohammedan rule, preserved ancestral faith as firmly and as little
affected by disastrous politicalhistory as when'it was the
established religion of their native king and country. Although
religious interests or prejudices long influenced British history,
that of the Continent was apparently more actuated by political
motives. The joint seizure and permanent partition of Poland, a
Catholic kingdom, by Eussians, Prussians, and Austrians, proved
decisively that they were quite agreed in political sentiment when
acquiring territory without religious design. This extraordinary
triumph of might over national right was thus shown to be the...
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