Julian the Apostate

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Roman Emperor and nephew of Constantine

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Emperor Julian, however, was either unable to comprehend the concept of the miles Christi or was hostile to the idea, given the fact that he had personally repudiated Christianity.
95) tells of the violent death of the emperor Julian and his journey from his Christian childhood to his involvement in pagan cults and his mission to establish paganism as the dominant faith of the Roman world.
The anti-Christian excesses of the Emperor Julian (331-63) resulted, however, in a Christian backlash leading to the suppression of Hellenistic culture--including schools and books.
In his 500-word homily Dr Sentamu, a former judge and bishop of Birmingham, refers to the Roman Emperor Julian, to Stephen Lawrence and Damilola Taylor.
For example, in 4th century Rome the Emperor Julian claimed that homosexuality caused earthquakes; and more recently, George Bush claimed Congress caused the East Coast blackout of 2003 by refusing to allow oil drilling in Alaska's National Wildlife Refuge.
The scathing treatise Against the Galilaeans by the last pagan emperor Julian (361-363) accepts the earthly Christ without qualms, with frequent allusions to episodes in his life and ministry.
The emperor Julian always felt uneasy about the dual nature of his education.
The Christian Byzantines despised them for their collaboration with the emperor Julian the Apostate, who promised to rebuild their temple in return for support against the Christians, and later their collaboration with the Persians, when they invaded and conquered the Holy City in 610.
Nevertheless, there is a kinship about the Homeric Hymns and a sequence of influence and imitation that proceed from them to the hymns of Callimachus, Cleanthes, and the Roman Emperor Julian, all the way to Shelley's "Hymn to Intellectual Beauty.