Constantine the Great

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Constantine the Great:

see Constantine IConstantine I
or Constantine the Great
, 288?–337, Roman emperor, b. Naissus (present-day Niš, Serbia). He was the son of Constantius I and Helena and was named in full Flavius Valerius Constantinus.
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, Roman emperor.
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It was, as the Catholic Encyclopedia admits, "a forged document of Emperor Constantine the Great, by which large privileges and rich possessions were conferred on the pope and the Roman Church ...
Julian was born in Constantinople, a member of the Constantinian dynasty; his father was half-brother to Constantine the Great. Julian was raised as a Christian but learned from books the stories of the Greek gods.
It is here we learn of the transformation of Christianity after the conversion of Constantine the Great, and the emergence of Christianity as an official and public religion in the fourth century.
326: Roman Emperor Constantine the Great, who has converted to Christianity, begins to build churches and shrines devoted to Jesus in Jerusalem.
Modern scholarship accepts that Helena was born c.250 in Drepanum (later Helenopolis) in Bithynia, and that her son Constantine the Great was born in Naissus in Moesia Superior in c.271-73.
It was changed to Constantinople named in honour of Constantine the Great.
Later, Pilgram Marpeck developed, gradually, a good understanding of the progress, or rather fall of the church, accentuated by such landmarks as the reign of Constantine the Great. Menno Simons, on the other hand, did not mention Constantine, but developed new insights in the practice of the primitive church.
The airport at Nis, named Constantine the Great, was totally refurbished in 2003 and is regarded as Serbia's second international airport, behind the principal gateway, Nikola Tesla International Airport near the capital Belgrade.
That was, and remains, the consequence of what we may call Constantinism (since it began with Constantine the Great): The willingness of churches, and of their peoples, to accept and even to venerate and worship (and on occasion even sanctify) the authority of monarchs, dictators, imperial rulers, when these invite their churches to assist them at their maintenance of law and order.
"Nor was it the Better for the church when Constantine the great, first Established Christianity by human Laws.

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