Essay on Constantine the Great - 1243 Words.
Constantine The Great (272-337 AD) When we look back at Christianity over the years, there are several people who are remembered for their impact on the religion. The first most important figure was Jesus Christ. However, if we travel forward a bit, into the 4th Century we come across Constantine.Historians agree that Constantine served as an important component in the spread of Christianity.
The Conversion of Constantine Constantine was the first Emperor of Rome to convert to Christianity. His mother, Helena, exposed Constantine to Christianity at a young age. Constantine didn’t declare his Christianity until he was over 42 and did not get baptized until shortly before his death.
Constantine’s Impact on Christianity 20 August 2014 Category: British Literature Author: Criticism As Christians today, we have a tendency not to think about how it is that Christianity came to be our known and widely accepted religion.
According to The Impact of Constantine on Christianity there was, “the continued presence of pagan images on his coins for some time after 312, his unwillingness to use any but the most general terms for deity in his public utterances, and, most damningly of all, evidence that he not only permitted the old cults to survive but even actively patronized them, at least on occasion.”.
One of the things that we need to say is that Constantine’s conversion also had a powerful impact on Christian worship. Until Constantine’s time, Christian worship had been relatively simple. At first, Christians began to gather in private homes. Then, they began to gather in cemeteries, such as the Roman catacombs.
The influence of the Emperor Constantine on the subsequent development of Christianity.
The Impact of the Fall of the Western Empire on the Church During the multi-sided civil war which followed, Constantine converted to Christianity in 312 C.E. Constantine moved his capitol in 330 to the ancient Greek city of Byzantium and renamed it Constantinople (city of Constantine).