Reflections on Giorgi Macharashvili’s Dissertation on The Great Schism and Georgia

Nugzar Papuashvili


Several hagiographical works of the 9th-11th century provide sufficient grounds to judge the position of later canonized Georgian church fathers in Byzantium at the time of the Great Schism between Rome and Constantinople. Macharashvili attempts to refute the prevailing scholarly opinion that they favoured Rome. However, this attempt proves feeble in the absence of supporting evidence.

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