AD 381: Heretics, Pagans and the Christian State
In AD 381, Theodosius, emperor of the eastern Roman empire, issued a decree in which all his subjects were required to subscribe to a belief in the Trinity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This edict defined Christian orthodoxy and brought to an end a lively and wide-ranging debate about the nature of the Godhead; all other interpretations were now declared heretical.
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Read from February 24 to March 20, 2014, read count: 1 This book opened my eyes to what happened during the Fourth Century and the part the government played in stopping the dialogue between the ... Read full review
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One of the main points of this book, which is that Rome had succeeded due to its flexibility and that Theodosius' decree imposing the Niceaen Creed was directly antithetical to that, hits its mark ... Read full review