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21 08, 2017

Donatists – Christianity – history of religion

By |2019-05-15T07:42:16-07:00August 21st, 2017|Religion, Romans|0 Comments

The Roman emperor Constantine - the first Christian emperor - had to deal with the Donatists When did the Donatists get started? Almost as soon as Constantine had won the battle of the Milvian Bridge and been converted to Christianity, in the winter of 313 AD, he began to get letters from Africa about the Donatists. [...]

21 08, 2017

Great Persecution – History of Christianity

By |2019-07-15T17:21:25-07:00August 21st, 2017|Religion, Romans|0 Comments

The Roman emperor Diocletian, who organized the Great Persecution of Christians. (This statue would have been painted and not white.) Diocletian's policies The Roman Emperor Diocletian came to power in 284 AD. Diocletian was an army general. So he felt that a lot of the empire's problems could be solved by not allowing so much freedom. [...]