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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 9 The Age of the Imperial Church Constantine- Roman emperor converted to Christianity Edict of Milan-Constantine and eastern ruler make universal religious toleration, and restore property to churches Constantine- Christian values enter Roamn political system ex. Priests are judges Theodosius I-Succeeds Constantine and does away with Edict of Milan Constantines Impact Called ecumenical or general councils that gathered all the bishops to address urgent problems Increased conversion to Christianity (not all sincere) Founded Constantinoble(symbolic beginning of the Byzantine empire a wall against Muslim expansion Christian Kingship (power to rule is given from God) Issues of being associated with Roman State: Fighting and the sermon on the mount, corruption in the church Dogma-religious teaching based on divine revelation and defined by the church Accepted Church councils Council of Nicea: Arius(priest from Alexandria) taught that Jesus could not be called God in the full sense of...
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2009 for the course BCOR 1010 taught by Professor Latier,jef during the Fall '07 term at Colorado.
- Fall '07