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11/17/2016RELS 1315 FL16 ORIGINS OF CHRISTIANITYDr. Joseph de LeonMOD13/WK13 DBEWrite an essay which discusses your informed opinion about whether thesyncretic approach that Constantine employed to rule the Roman Empire wasmotivated by political ambition or by his measured conversion to Christianity.Constantine’s syncretic approach of, mixing together religious ideas and practices that wereoriginally separate, is a question that some historians argue according to Lynch (2010). WasConstantine really devoted to Christianism? or was he using Christianity to maintain his politicalstanding with the growing community of Christians in the Empire? (Early Christianity: A BriefHistory 129).I believe that Constantine syncretic approach used to rule the Roman Empire was motivatedby his measured conversion to Christianity. I will demonstrate my belief with facts that supportthe opinion of his measured conversion to Christianity taken out of chapter ten from EarlyChristianity: A Brief History.According to Lynch (2010) The Roman Empire never developed a successful long-term wayto decide peacefully who the next emperor would be. Lynch (2010) mentions, the accounts ofthe transition of emperorship once Diocletian gave up power in 305. Constantine began to fight

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