While the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great reigned (306–337 AD),
Christianity began to transition to the dominant religion of the Roman Empire ...
The first recorded official persecution of...
Theodosius the Great.
Rome Becomes Christian, Western Empire Ends ... until decades after he died
that Christianity became the official religion of the empire. Ruling from 379 to 395,
Emperor Theodosis I was the first emperor to decree that all citizens should be
Christian. ... By A.D. 402 the Western Empire was unable to protect even its
While the rise of Christianity to dominate western religion may very well have
been ... In the early 4th century, 306 AD, Constantine rose to Emperor in the West
upon ... of the Christians and set about adopting an imperial policy to advance its
cause. ... Christian Bishops under Constantine functioned in an official capacity
From persecuted minority to official imperial religion - what caused this ... the
official religion, in fact the only tolerated religion, of the Roman Empire by the ... In
its first stage, Christianity begins not as a religion, it begins rather as the .... One
of the first things Constantine does, as emperor, is start persecuting other ...
Jul 18, 2007 ... The Roman Empire itself did not officially adopt Christianity until 380 CE, ...
Christianity was not made the official religion of the Roman Empire at ... The
council, under intense pressure from Emperor Constantine, resolved its ...
Sep 21, 2010 ... In the year 300 AD, Christianity was a minority religion in the Roman ... By 400
AD, a century later, it had become the official religion practiced by pretty much
everyone. ... In the year 312 there ruled a Roman Emperor named Maxentius ...
no Christian symbolism but does depict sacrifices to four pagan gods.
Aug 23, 2016 ... The first Roman emperor to profess Christianity. ... or deputy emperor (as
Constantius I Chlorus), and was sent to serve under Augustus (emperor)
Maximian in the West. .... Arianism was actually the official orthodoxy of the
Eastern Empire. .... at least partly, to their timely adoption of the emperor's religion
the state religion of the Roman Empire, Christianity became the largest and ...
The idea of a mystery religion that offered salvation to its initiates was not alien to
the ... In addition, because Christians refused to worship or sacrifice to the
emperor, they .... particular, were given status in the early church that they did not
Feb 17, 2011 ... How did a small cult come to dominate the West? ... but the traditional story of its
progression from a tiny, persecuted religion to the ... Christians were first - and
horribly - persecuted by the emperor Nero . ... such as the fire at Rome under
Nero, or during periods of particular crisis, such as the third century.