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Considered optional: close friends and family relationships, art, music, philosophy. It is a doctrine of action, and it is only by self-deception, by confining their own despair with ours that Christians can describe us as without hope. As Petrarch put it, 'it is better to will the good than to know the truth.' Rhetoric thus led to and embraced philosophy. Although all the works we now have were available in the Byzantine Empire throughout the Middle Ages, relations between East and West were so strained after the Great Schism of 1054 A.

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