Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Pardon me, but your biases are showing

And although historians long reported bitter outcries by pagans against Constantine’s support of Christianity, the best recent scholars now agree that there is no evidence of such protests and propose that even those pagans most directly involved regarded the emperor’s favors to the church as a “bearable evil.”— The Triumph of Christianity, page 186

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Not a popular view, is it? But what if it is true? We'll have to rewrite a few Church History books, won't we? And a few late Roman Empire history books as well...
</idle musing>

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