Charles Yost

About Charles Yost

Charles C. Yost is Assistant Professor of Medieval History at Hillsdale College. He received his M.A. in Medieval Studies at Columbia University (2012) and his Ph.D. in Medieval Studies at the University of Notre Dame (2019). A recipient of Dolores Zohrab Liebmann, Fulbright, and Paul G. Tobin Fellowships, Dr. Yost specializes in medieval religious and intellectual history and the historic relations between the Latin and Greek Churches in particular.

Doubting the Conventional Narrative About the Schism of 1054

By |2020-10-28T12:33:46-05:00October 31st, 2020|Categories: Catholicism, Christendom, Christianity, History|

The conventional narrative of “The Schism of 1054” may attract us by its simplicity and apparent explanatory power. But besides serving as a dubious justification for an ongoing situation, this narrative fails to capture the variety, obscurity, and complexity of human nature inspired by religious conviction that comes into view through the study of history [...]

Byzantium’s Orphans, Rome’s Foundlings: The Legacy of the Greek Unionists

By |2020-03-11T13:28:22-05:00March 11th, 2020|Categories: Christendom, Christianity, Culture, History, Religion, Theology, Western Civilization|

The admonitions of Byzantine’s unionists resonate well beyond the Fall of Constantinople—if we had but ears to hear them. Indeed, we today, standing amidst the threatened walls of the house of the West that was once known as Christendom must cherish a culture of Christian solidarity, the conviction that the City of God is and [...]

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