Rethinking Constantine: History, Theology, and Legacy

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Edward L. Smither
Wipf and Stock Publishers, Feb 14, 2014 - Religion - 178 pages
What happens to the church when the emperor becomes a Christian? Seventeen hundred years after Constantine's victory at Milvian Bridge, scholars and students of history continue to debate the life and impact of the Roman emperor who converted to faith in the Christian God and gave peace to the church. This book joins that conversation and examines afresh the historical sources that inform our picture of Constantine, the theological developments that occurred in the wake of his rise to power, and aspects of Constantine's legacy that have shaped church history.
 

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Contents

Lactantius as Architect of a Constantinian and Christian
26
Constantine SabbathKeeping and Sunday Observance
105
Smither
130

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Edward L. Smither (PhD, University of Wales-Trinity St. David; PhD, University of Pretoria) is Professor of Intercultural Studies at Columbia International University, the author of Augustine as Mentor: A Model for Preparing Spiritual Leaders and Brazilian Evangelical Missions in the Arab World, and translator of Francois Decret's Early Christianity in North Africa.

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