Constantine The Great Achievements

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Constantine the Great was a Roman Emperor who is widely regarded as one of the most influential men in history. He was a successful military leader whose important contributions to human and Christian history include the legitimization and tolerance of Christianity throughout the largely Pagan Roman Empire. This was accomplished through the Council of Nicaea along with the Edict of Milan. These achievements in and of themselves laid the foundation for Christianity as it is practiced in modern times. Constantine also enacted several laws which appear to be based in Christian faith, many of which are still visible in modern society. Another achievement of Constantine was the foundation of the city of Constantinople, which essentially transferred the worlds Metropolis at that time from the Italian peninsula to the borders of Europe and Asia, thereby establishing it as the Eastern capital of the Roman Empire (cite). Interestingly, he was the first Roman emperor to allegedly convert or eventually transition to Christianity. The intent of this paper is to explore Constantine’s achievements and the effects that those achievements have had on history and modern day Christianity as we know it today. One of Constantine’s most important contributions which initially legitimized Christianity as a religion was the Edict of Milan. The Edict of Milan was a declaration…show more content…
There was also no effort to suppress any other religion during that time (cite3). Nonetheless, the Edict of Milan was an essential turning point for the development and spread of Christianity, as well as the history of the Roman Empire up to that point. It laid the groundwork for the Council of Nicaea which would occur approximately twelve years later and will be discussed in the
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