He admitted bishops to his council, and his laws concerning the treatment of slaves and prisoners show the influence of Christian teachings. Studies in Constantinian Chronology. He gave a great deal of money largely to those who were in need, even to non-Christians, who had no claim on him.
Generally refraining fom sweeping innovations, he retained and completed most of the arrangements made by Diocletianespecially in provincial administration and army organization. This edict was often ignored, but it was still an important moment with the principle of tolerating Christianity accepted within the Roman empire.
Corbo, Il Santo Sepolcro di Gerusalemme: In April of the rigorists presented to Constantine their grievance against Caecilian, the bishop of Carthage. He could no longer rely on his connection to the elder emperor Maximian, and needed a new source of legitimacy.
Schweich Lectures of the British Academy. Of special interest is the Basilica of Sts.
Pohlsander This file may be copied on the condition that the entire contents, including the header and this copyright notice, remain intact. Topography and Politics Berkeley Constantine and Maxentiusalthough they were brothers-in-law, did not trust each other.
A separatist Donatist church possessed considerable strength in North Africa over the next two centuries. Frend, The Donatist Church Oxford, and Timothy Barnes notes that Eusebius clearly omits accounts and information to portray Constantine in the favorable light.
Throughout, Constantine had no doubt that to remove error and to propagate the true religion were both his personal duty and a proper use of the imperial position. Coins like the one at right showing the helmeted personnification of Constantinople were struck to commemorate the joyous event.
Constantine and Licinius, A. The Arian Controversy, the Council of Nicaea, and its Aftermath Early in the fourth century a dispute erupted within the Christian church regarding the nature of the Godhead, more specifically the exact relationship of the Son to the Father.
Legacy The reign of Constantine must be interpreted against the background of his personal commitment to Christianity. His body was recovered the day after the battle.
The division was merely pragmatic: Richard Krautheimer, Three Christian Capitals: They told him about how he came to be born, and explained to him the true account of his incarnation. According to Lactantius, Galerius was a brutal, animalistic man.
In the likeness of Apollo Constantine recognized himself as the saving figure to whom would be granted "rule of the whole world",  as the poet Virgil had once foretold. Constantine defeated Licinius twice, first at Adrianople in Thrace, and then at Chrysopolis on the Bosporus. In the Forum Romanum he completed the basilica which Maxentius had left unfinished.
On 8 Novemberless than two months after his victory over Licinius at Chrysopolis, Constantine formally laid out the boundaries of his new city, roughly quadrupling its territory. Galerius offered to call both Maximinus and Constantine "sons of the Augusti",  but neither accepted the new title.
Constantine was in awe of the divine manifestation he had seen. Constantine did not neglect the security of the frontiers. Edited and prepared for the web by Dan Graves. Then, being strengthened by this hope in God, he went quickly on to fight the fire of tyranny.Constantine the Great had a huge impact on both the Roman and the Byzantine Empire and was a great leader during his rule.
identified sacred places and built churches. His father ruled as a Roman Emperor from to and was the founder of the Constantinian Dynasty. Besides getting the empire together under one emperor, Constantine. Christian History Institute (CHI) provides church history resources and self-study material and publishes the quarterly Christian History Magazine.
The Life of the Blessed Emperor Constantine by Eusebius Pamphilus. Modernized and introduced by Stephen Tomkins. Edited and prepared for the web by Dan Graves.
Bust of Constantine. Introduction.
Constantine I ( - A.D.) by Hans A. Pohlsander SUNY Albany Introduction The emperor Constantine has rightly been called the most important emperor.
Constantine I was Roman emperor from to CE. Realizing that the Roman Empire was too large for one man to adequately rule, Emperor Diocletian ( CE) split the empire into two, creating a tetrachy or rule of four. While he ruled the east from Nicomedia as an “augustus” with Galerius.
An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Emperors. DIR Atlas Constantine I ( - A.D.) Hans A. Pohlsander SUNY Albany. Bust of Constantine I Introduction The emperor Constantine has rightly been called the most important emperor of Late Antiquity. Constantine The Great Biography.
Constantine the Great (27 Feb c. / – 22 May ) Constantine was Roman Emperor (A.D. ). He was the first Roman Emperor to convert to Christianity. With co-Emperor Licinius, he issued the Edict of Milan inwhich proclaimed tolerance of all religions throughout the empire.Download