A Public Faith: From Constantine to the Medieval World AD 312-600

A Public Faith: From Constantine to the Medieval World AD 312-600

by Ivor Davidson
     
 

Historical survey covering early church persecution of Christians through the triumph of Constantine

As volume two opens, persecution of Christians is coming to an end with the triumph of Constantine. Soon legal measures protected church interests. Clergy are exempted from taxation; Christian pastors are appointed as military chaplains. But

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Historical survey covering early church persecution of Christians through the triumph of Constantine

As volume two opens, persecution of Christians is coming to an end with the triumph of Constantine. Soon legal measures protected church interests. Clergy are exempted from taxation; Christian pastors are appointed as military chaplains. But inclusion brings its own dangers as the temptations to compromise grow stronger. The following centuries will see painful heart-searching as church and state grow closer, and the doctrinal wrangles of the early church continue.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781854246899
Publisher:
Lion Hudson
Publication date:
04/01/2005
Series:
Monarch History of the Church Series
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Ivor J. Davidson is professor of theology at the University of Otago. He has written extensively on the history and theology of the early church

Tim Dowley (Ph.D. in church history, University of Manchester) has been at the forefront of writing and editing for a new generation of resources on biblical studies and church history.

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