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Unformatted text preview: miracle workers (Apollonius of Tyana 15.3.5) with Paul, spreads to non-Jewish populations periodic persecution (e.g. Nero, Pliny the Younger 15.5, cf. 17.5.3; Diocletian) compatible with Greco-Roman society on some levels (property, slaves, ethics) Constantine converts, stops persecution (but it will return) Theodosius declares official state religion becomes systematized with Roman state internal strife over dogma---Muslim; Arab territorial spread starting in 7th c....
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- Spring '08