It was thus natural, for these reasons, that the conquest of the Holy Land should gradually become an object for the ambition of Western Christianity - an object which the papacy, eager to realize its dream of a universal Church subject to its sway, would naturally cherish and attempt to advance.
During the four hundred years of the Arpad dominion the nomadic Magyar race had established itself permanently in central Europe, adopted western Christianity and founded a national monarchy on the western model.
The English Christians overcame the Celtic divines of Iona, and in 710 even in Pictland they came into the customs of western Christianity.
In tracing the development of casuistry we have been carried beyond the great crisis through which Western Christianity passed in the 10th century.
Palladius's activity in Britain probably marked him out as the man to undertake the task of bringing Ireland into touch with Western Christianity.