Constantine and the Bishops: The Politics of Intolerance
Historians who viewed imperial Rome in terms of a conflict between pagans and Christians have often regarded the emperor Constantine's conversion as the triumph of Christianity over paganism. This study takes a fresh look at Constantine's rule uncovering the political motivations behind his policies. Constantine, H.A. Drake suggests, was looking not only for a god in whom to believe, but also a policy he could adopt. Drake shows how these policies were constructed to ensure the stability of the empire and fulfill Constantine's imperial duty in securing the favour of heaven.
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This book paints a very comprehensive and interesting portrait of political processes brewing behind the scenes when Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire. The author works ... Read full review
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