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      • Just like his ancestors, to Constantine, Christianity was simply a way to control how the slaves thought, so they would think they were doing the work of their God as opposed to following the commands of the emperor. Paganism was about the moment at hand, bargaining with the Gods through sacrifice in the hopes of a good immediate outcome.
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  2. May 16, 2020 · In 312AD Constantine defeated his rival for power Maxentius at the battle of the Milvian Bridge and went on to make Christianity legal. In 313 AD he issued the edict of Milan banning the persecution of Christians and he continued a hands on approach in the expansion of the church throughout his reign.

  3. Jan 06, 2017 · According to author Kenneth Latourette, “He did not make Christianity the sole religion of the state. That was to follow under later Emperors. He continued to support both paganism and Christianity. In 314, when the cross first appeared on his coins, it was accompanied by the figures of Sol Invictus and Mars Conservator.

  4. During the reign of the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great (AD 306–337), Christianity began to transition to the dominant religion of the Roman Empire. Historians remain uncertain about Constantine's reasons for favoring Christianity, and theologians and historians have often argued about which form of early Christianity he subscribed to.

  5. May 05, 2022 · Paganism and Christianity under Constantine Debates over the growth of Christianity under Constantine University The Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the University of Cambridge Module Theology: Christianity in Late Antiquity (B6) Academic year 2018/2019 Helpful? Comments Please sign in or register to post comments. Students also viewed

  6. Constantine ruled for 31 years and never outlawed paganism. : 302 All records of anti-pagan legislation by Constantine are found in the Life of Constantine, written by Eusebius, as a kind of eulogy after Constantine's death. It is not a history so much as a panegyric praising Constantine.

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