Constantine the Great

Johan Slabbert

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10th Mar 2021


Constantine the Great [AD 306 – 337]

Christianity transitioned to the dominant religion of the Roman Empire during the reign of the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great (AD 306–337).

Some scholars believed that his main objective was to gain widespread submission to his authority, and he, therefore, chose Christianity to reach this goal. Regardless of these beliefs, under Constantinian rule, Christianity spread throughout the Roman Empire, launching the era of the State church of the Roman Empire

A turning point for early Christianity was Constantine’s decision to cease the persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire and in 313, Constantine decriminalized Christian worship.

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