Soldiering for God: Christianity and the Roman Army

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This new study argues that the religious attitude of the Roman army was a crucial factor in the Christianization of the Roman world. Specifically, by the end of the third century, there was a significant Christian presence within the army which was ready to act in the interests of the faith. Conditions at this time were thus ripe for the coming to power of a Christian emperor: when Constantine converted to Christianity he could rely upon the enthusiastic support of his Christian soldiers. Constantine strengthened his ...

Soldiering for God: Christianity and the Roman Army 2010, Brill, Leiden

ISBN-13: 9789004187313

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