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Constantine and the Christian empire

by Charles M. Odahl

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Published by Routledge in Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon, New York, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Constantine -- I, -- Emperor of Rome, -- d. 337,
  • Emperors -- Rome -- Biography,
  • Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600,
  • Rome -- History -- Constantine I, the Great, 306-337

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementCharles Matson Odahl.
    GenreBiography
    SeriesRoman imperial biographies
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDG315 .O33 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23972380M
    ISBN 100415575346, 0203850289
    ISBN 109780415575348, 9780203850282
    LC Control Number2009049775

      His rule in Constantinople laid the basis for the orthodox Christian empire known as the Byzantine Empire, which would last more than 1, years. Strangely, Constantine wasn’t baptized until . Constantine: Unconquered Emperor, Christian Victor is a masterly survey of the life and enduring legacy of the greatest of the later Roman emperors - from a richly gifted young historian. In , Constantine - one of four Roman emperors ruling a divided empire - marched on Rome to /5(21).

      About the Book. It is widely believed that the Emperor Constantine’s conversion to Christianity politicized religious allegiances, dividing the Christian Roman Empire from the Zoroastrian Sasanian Empire and leading to the persecution of Christians in Persia.   The book includes a good discussion of numismatic evidences as well as of the many buildings made by the emperor (an often overlooked topic: the many churhes, basilicas and other buildings made throughout the empire show without any doubt the strong and early commitment of Constantine to the Christian faith)/5(3).

    Buy Constantine and the Christian Empire (Roman Imperial Biographies) 2 by Odahl, Charles Matson (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on /5(3). A Christian Empire Constantine was now sole ruler of the empire, and in a reign of peace he set about rebuilding the strength of old Rome. Constantine continued to tolerate paganism and even to encourage the imperial cult. At the same time, however, he endeavored to unify and strengthen Christianity.


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Constantine and the Christian empire by Charles M. Odahl Download PDF EPUB FB2

This Constantine and the Christian empire book narrative is a detailed portrayal of the life and career of the first Christian emperor Constantine the Great ( – ). Combining vivid narrative and historical analysis, Charles Odahl relates the rise of Constantine amid the crises of the late Roman world, his dramatic conversion to and public patronage of Christianity, and his church building programs in Rome /5(3).

I have been quite disappointed by this unnecessarily biased book. Although it is portrayed as a historical biography and published as part of Routledge's collection of biographies of Roman emperors, it made me think of a modern version of Eusebius' "Life of Constantine", written to praise the "Christian Empire" and "Christian Emperor".Cited by: Constantine and the Christian empire does what many historical works fail to do, engage the reader.

Odahl's narrative is very approachable without sacrificing historical accuracy. While his book relies heavily on the writings of Eusebius an in depth bibliography is provided for those who seek more insight/5. This book on Constantine and the Christian Empire is the result of my extensive research, travel and teaching on Constantine.

It is a detailed biographical narrative which reveals how this important emperor transformed Christianity from a persecuted minority cult into an established majority religion, and changed the pagan state of classical Rome.

The most substantial biography ever written on the most important Roman emperor, Professor Charles M. Odahl has written a fascinating account of the life and reign of the first Christian emperor of the Roman g on over a quarter of a century of research on sources relevant to the period and retracing the journeys made by Constantine across Europe and around the Mediterranean basin.

Constantine waited until death drew near to be baptized as a Christian. His decision was not unusual in a day when many Christians believed one could not be forgiven after baptism. Since the sins. This revised second edition includes: An expanded and revised final chapter A new Genealogy and an expanded Chronology New illustrations Revised and updated Notes and Bibliography A landmark publication in Roman Imperial, early Christian, and Byzantine history, Constantine and the Christian Empire will remain the standard account of the subject Author: Charles Odahl.

Timothy Barnes is Emeritus Professor of Classics at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Constantine and Eusebius (), The New Empire of Diocletian and Constantine (), Athanasius and Constantius, Theology and Politics in the Constantinian Empire (), Ammianus Marcellinus and the Representation and Historical Reality (), and Early Christian Hagiography and Roman History Pages: The subject and the ancient sources --The imperial crisis and the Illyrian emperors --The First Tetrarchy and the Caesar's son --The Gallic emperor and the dying persecutors --The Italian campaign and Constantine's conversion --Religious concerns and apostolic Rome --The Eastern Crusade and the Nicene Council --The dynastic tragedy and Helena's.

Constantine never pretended to be a Christian, however, he remained the high priest for the Roman Empire. Constantine did issue the Edict of Toleration which ended the persecution of Christians and allowed them free worship as they chose.

The establishment of Christianity as the official religion of the Empire was still 80 years : Natalia Klimczak.

Life of Constantine the great (Greek: Βίος Μεγάλου Κωνσταντίνου; Latin: Vita Constantini) is a panegyric written in Greek in honor of Constantine the Great by Eusebius of Caesarea in the 4th century was never completed due to the death of Eusebius in The work provides scholars with one of the most comprehensive sources for the religious policies of Constantine.

This video looks at Eastern Christianity which we know today as the Byznatine Empire. We look at the struggles to enforce the faith under Theodosius I and. Timothy David Barnes is Professor Emeritus of the University of Toronto. He is the author of Constantine and Eusebius (), The New Empire of Diocletian and Constantine (), Athanasius and Constantius: Theology and Politics in the Constantinian Empire (), Ammianus Marcellinus and the Representation of Historical Reality (), and Early Christian Hagiography and Roman History ().Format: Ebook.

Constantine and His Empire. First published inin this new edition of his life of Constantine, Prof. Odahl (Oregon State) gives us a revised although by no means hagiographic work.

Neither does Odahl depict Constantine as the hypocritical religious tyrant found in some other accounts. This biographical narrative is a detailed portrayal of the life and career of the first Christian emperor Constantine the Great ( – ).

Combining vivid narrative and historical analysis, Charles Odahl relates the rise of Constantine amid the crises of the late Roman world, his dramatic conversion to and public patronage of Christianity, and his church building programs in Rome Price: $ This biographical narrative is a detailed portrayal of the life and career of the first Christian emperor Constantine the Great ( – ).

Combining vivid narrative and historical analysis, Charles Odahl relates the rise of Constantine amid the crises of the late Roman world, his dramatic conversion to and public patronage of Christianity, and his church building programs in Rome 5/5(1).

Constantine reigned during the 4th century CE and is known for attempting to Christianize the Roman made the persecution of Christians illegal by signing the Edict of Milan in and helped spread the religion by bankrolling church-building projects, commissioning new copies of the Bible, and summoning councils of theologians to hammer out the religion’s doctrinal kinks.

This biographical narrative is a detailed portrayal of the life and career of the first Christian emperor Constantine the Great ( - ). Combining vivid narrative and historical analysis, Charles Odahl relates the rise of Constantine amid the crises of the late Roman world, his dramatic conversion to and public patronage of Christianity, and his church building programs in Rome, Jerusalem.

The Italian Campaign and Constantine's Conversion 6. Religious Concerns and Apostolic Rome 7. The Eastern Crusade and the Nicene Council 8. The Dynastic Tragedy and Helena's Pilgrimage 9. Imperial Concerns and Christian Constantinople The Final Campaigns and the Emperor's Heirs The Thirteenth Apostle and the Christian Empire Odahl sees his work largely in agreement with Timothy Barnes’ books on Constantine (The New Empire of Diocletian and Constantine and Constantine and Eusebius), but more comprehensive in that Barnes did not address certain matters (e.g., imperial symbols on coins, church building programs, imperial use of apocalyptic imagery) ().

The Roman Emperor Constantine (c - A.D.) was one of the most influential personages in ancient history. By adopting Christianity as the religion of the vast Roman Empire, he elevated a once illegal cult to the law of the land.

At the Council of Nicea, Constantine the Great settled Christian doctrine for the ages. And by establishing a.Get this from a library! Constantine and the Christian empire. [Charles Matson Odahl] -- "Professor Charles Odahl has written an account of the life and reign of the first Christian emperor of the Roman world.

A comprehensive knowledge of the literary sources, combined with extensive. Stephenson argues that Constantine's belief that the Christian god gave him victory fits right The first part sets the stage, looking at religion in the third century Roman Empire, the rise of Christianity, and the tetrarchy established by Diocletian/5.