The Great Schism split the Church into Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic, and the Churches remain separated today. This was a gradual development as a result of differences in theology, language, culture, and government. Zugger discusses how it all happened and why and also the profound ramifications it had for weakening Christian witness and European unity, its effects on the Cold War, current issues with Russia and the West, and the progress made in healing the split in the last 100 years.

Father Christopher Zugger has a BA from St. Bonaventure University, M. Div from Washington Theological Union.