The Dark Ages and the Millennium
Christianity in the 9th and 10th CenturiesStreaming Video - 2007
Part one of this program probes the nature of Christian prayer, questioning Eastern reliance on icons rather than the Word, as in the West. Were the incessant attacks on Constantinople by Islamic and Bulgar forces a divine judgment for idolatrous behavior? Part two chronicles the chaos in Europe that broke out with the death of Charlemagne and the approach of the millennium. The ensuing political instability, combined with the questionable Cadaver Synod and fears of the Apocalypse, stood in stark contrast to the efforts of the Peace of God movement and the Abbey of Cluny to maintain order.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c1999
Alternative Title: Christianity in the 9th and 10th centuries