VIEW Problem definition The "AI Spring" fueled by the major leaps in performance and applications of machine learning technologies and especially in deep learning triggered a wave of concerns regarding AI safety. Most of these concerns are focused on the possibility of intelligent machines causing physical harm to or exterminating humans entirely. These concerns are important but are not timely.
History of Christianity Early Church and ecumenical councils Main articles: EphesusAsia Minor. The Monastery of St.
Matthewlocated atop Mount Alfaf in northern Iraqis recognized as one of the oldest Christian monasteries in existence. Other religious influences of early Christianity are Zoroastrianism and Gnosticism.
According to the New TestamentChristians were from the beginning subject to persecution by some Jewish and Roman religious authorities. This involved punishments, including death, for Christians such as Stephen [Acts 7: From the yearChristian teachers began to produce theological and apologetic works aimed at defending the faith.
These authors are known as the Church Fathersand study of them is called patristics. It penetrated into the country from at least the third century but may have been present even earlier.
At that point, Christianity was still a minority belief comprising perhaps only five percent of the Roman population. Mark the Evangelist is claimed to have started the Church of Alexandria in about AD 43; various later churches and denominations claim this as their own legacy including the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria.
In terms of prosperity and cultural life, the Byzantine Empire was one of the peaks in Christian history and Christian civilization and Constantinople remained the leading city of the Christian world in size, wealth and culture.
While Arianists instituted the death penalty for practicing pagans see Massacre of Verden as examplewhat would later become Catholicism also spread among the Hungariansthe Germanic the Celticthe Baltic and some Slavic peoples. Christianity has been an important part of the shaping of Western civilizationat least since the 4th century.
Benedict set out his Monastic Ruleestablishing a system of regulations for the foundation and running of monasteries. In the 7th century Muslims conquered Syria including JerusalemNorth Africa and Spain, converting some of the Christian population to Islamand placing the rest under a separate legal status.
Part of the Muslims' success was due to the exhaustion of the Byzantine Empire in its decades long conflict with Persia. Pope Gregory the Great dramatically reformed ecclesiastical structure and administration.
The Second Ecumenical Council of Nicaea finally pronounced in favor of icons. The traditional medieval universities —evolved from Catholic and Protestant church schools—then established specialized academic structures for properly educating greater numbers of students as professionals.
The two principal mendicant movements were the Franciscans  and the Dominicans  founded by St. Both orders made significant contributions to the development of the great universities of Europe.
Another new order were the Cistercianswhose large isolated monasteries spearheaded the settlement of former wilderness areas. In this period church building and ecclesiastical architecture reached new heights, culminating in the orders of Romanesque and Gothic architecture and the building of the great European cathedrals.
The Crusades ultimately failed to stifle Islamic aggression and even contributed to Christian enmity with the sacking of Constantinople during the Fourth Crusade.
These two churches disagree on a number of administrative, liturgical and doctrinal issues, most notably papal primacy of jurisdiction.
However, the Catholic Church has achieved union with various smaller eastern churches. In the thirteenth century a new emphasis on Jesus' suffering, exemplified by the Franciscans' preaching, had the consequence of turning worshippers' attention towards Jews, on whom Christians had placed the blame for Jesus' death.What We Believe.
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