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    the world would think soon after. Of coarse I am referring to Constantine the great. No other Roman king had such a massive influence on Rome or the world. Constantine the great was known for converting to Christianity and making Christianity into Romes national religion. But what led Constantine to do this? What made him want to abandon the centuries old polytheistic gods? And more importantly, why was it so important? I will explain why I think Constantine

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    Into Constantine was the son of Constantius 1 and only came into power in 324 as sole emperor, after the death of his father and after many battles. It is said that during this time something happened to change the history of Christianity. It was the conversion of Constantine which took place. This is believed to have taken place prior to the Battle of the Milvan Bridge in 312, this was also seen as the turning point of Christianity from a persecuted minority to the established religion of the Empire

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    As I noted in my discussion question, Rome was beginning to fragment around 300 CE. Although it still dominated the western region of Afro-Eurasia, people from across the frontiers who were forced into the Roman Empire to become soldiers known as “Barbarians” began to take over the empire and people looked to the new Christian faith to provide order. The Byzantine Empire established itself at Constantinople in the eastern part of the Roman Empire and claimed to be the political arm of Christianity

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    Constantine would say that he seen a sign in the skies of what looked to be a cross. Constantine would later use this sign on all of his army equipment and it would become the sign used to represent Christians. The sign is said to be what motivated Constantine to convert to Christianity. Many will argue that Constantine’s motive for converting to Christianity was for political gain. Some will even argue that his conversion to Christianity was to gain more power and create more man power to take over

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    lost good leaders, the people took security in Christianity and other religions. Christianity grew during the Roman Empire because Constantine helped create the Edict of Milan, Constantine had imperial favor toward The Church, and there was trade routes to spread Christianity to different areas. Once Constantine became Emperor, he created freedom of Religion. Constantine was an influential role in the proclamation of the Edict of Milan, partially because he had converted to Christianity a year before

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    Constantine the great also known as “Constantine I” or “Saint Constantine” was a Roman Emperor or Illyrian-Greek Origin from 306 to 337 AD. He was the Son of Flavius Valerius Constantine, a Roman Emperor of his consort Helena. As emperor, Constantine enacted many administrative, financial, social, and military reforms to strengthen the empire. The government was restructured and the civil and military authorities were separated. A new gold coin was introduced to combat inflation known as the solidus

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    architecture influenced by the art and architecture of classical Rome? How was it unique? I would say that Christian art and architecture was influenced by the art and architecture of classical Rome to a large extent, and vice versa. These influences were not restricted to art and architecture, but to other aspects of life at the time. Apostle Paul who spread the gospel to Rome and Emperor Constantine, who as it were, legalized Christianity by an edict, laid the foundation for the growth and acceptance

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    1. Constantine was a former soldier that was given the title of Cesare of the West (in the Roman Tetrarchy created by Diocletian), and was assigned to the furthest reach of the empire which was the English city of York. 2. Constantine issues the Edict of Milan which declared official tolerance for Christianity. He also demanded the Christians to change their day of worship from the Hebrew Sabbath to the Roman day of the Sun. 3. Constantine was originally a traditional Pagan, but on his way to battle

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    constructed beautifully with stained glass. “World History: Medieval Eras” explains “Constantinople was a city of churches, and the signs of Christianity were visible everywhere. Two of the most important religious buildings had been begun by Constantine I or his immediate followers: the Great Church near the acropolis, and the Holy Apostles with the imperial mausoleum close to the outer walls. By the sixth century places of worship could be found in every corner of the city. Most of these were small

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    Born in 354 C.E., the rhetorician Augustine of Hippo lived at the crossroads of the glory of Roman antiquity and its dissolution into chaos and disorder at the hands of the Vandals. In the fourth century, Constantine deemed Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire, bringing the religion from a small cult following to increased validity in the public eye. However, some were still reluctant to convert; virtually all Romans were spiritually inclined, but many belonged to polytheism and

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    was ravaged by persecution as thousands of Christian were killed for their faith. Miltiades assumed office soon after the promulgation of the Edict of Toleration at Nicomedia on April 30, 311 which was signed by Emperor Galerius, Licinius, and Constantine of which put an end to the persecutions of the church. During the time of his reign, Christians received legal

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    Christian Empire” (Introduction). Many of the remaining pagans in the world were quick to blame the Christians, claiming that the gods had abandoned Rome and also that the Christian God had failed to protect Rome, as he should have done, since Constantine had declared

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    Despite harsh treatments of Rome such as persecution of Emperor Nero, Christianity spreads all over the Rome and other countries and became an official religion of Rome based on road systems with Pax Romana, and its attractive ideas: salvation, missionary, and universal aspect. Then Rome could not resist the great trend of it anymore, they turned into the positive attitude towards Christianity in 4th centuries. From the 1st century to the 3rd centuries, Rome had a hatred for Christianity and

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    Throughout the development of the Roman Empire, the idea of paganism held the empire together because it allowed many people to still worship their gods and assimilate into society. Julian, a paganistic emperor, saw that the public ceremonies done by the empire played a major role in unifying its Roman citizens, but Christianity prevented that by promoting private worship. However, Eusebius believed that Christianity benefitted the empire and used Constantine’s mission reunite the empire as an example

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    there has not been such persecution of Christians since the Roman Empire. Under the Roman Empire millions of Christians were martyred. The Church survived but the Roman Government eventually fell. I propose that from the time of Nero to the time of Diocletian the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church. I will first give a brief history of Rome, then a description of the persecutions, then finally a historical and scriptural conclusion. The Roman Empire has unique history. Ingenuity, brutality

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    Candida Moss argument and contribution to the scholarship of this book is that in previous decades and in today's decade, Christians are known to be prosecuted by the Roman empires. Also, she argues that, the myth of Christian persecution is imprecise, and that Christianity makes a contribution to violence among the world while being under attack by human beings in which is a fiction as she introduces us to the "Age of Martyrs". In chapter one "Martyrdom Before Christianity", it is argued that individuals

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    Life of Pi is a movie about Pi, a shipwreck survivor, and his epic journey of discovery and faith. It is based on Yann Martel’s novel with the same name, and the movie, directed by Ang Lee, makes use of magical realism to convey many themes related to life and spirituality. Many significant symbols are also used to showcase the characteristics of magical realism. In particular, water and the carnivorous island were two important symbols that represented the theme of spirituality in Life of Pi.

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    overcome. There was different types of leaders throughout this process who each had their own effect on the religion as a whole. These people were tremendously diverse, but each one had unique way of making a difference. Some of these people include Constantine the Great, who was the emperor of the Romans. Another person who helped construct and aid in the expansion of the religion was the Apostle Paul, a Roman born missionary who preached his ideas amongst others. Paul was one of the most important people

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    Throughout history, there have been many significant events that have affected the world in different ways, one being the invention of Christianity. The role of Christianity has been complexly tangled with the history and formation of the western civilization. Christianity has affected the world in many ways, but most noticeably through politics by diminishing the power of Roman authority, society by affecting the way Roman citizens live, and religion by stopping the progression of Islam. First,

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    Alizade Nigar Lecture – A “The Roman Empire’s persecution of Christianity was inevitable.” To what extent do you agree with this statement? Throughout the history Romans thought of themselves very religious people and attributed their world power to their good relations with Gods. Conquering an area, then bringing its gods to Rome, the “temple of the whole world,” was an ordinary Roman practice. However, when Christianity emerged similarly what historians call “popular religious

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