Constantine I

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Emperor of Rome who stopped the persecution of Christians and in 324 made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire

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First, Constantine was the first Christian emperor, and thus Isidore regards him as the keystone of laws emanating from a Christian regime, thus the first "legitimate" set of written laws; second, Constantine was very concerned about drawing all legal decisions towards his authority and purview (John Noel Dillon, The Justice of Constantine: Law, Communication, and Control (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2012) and as such likely did promulgate more written edicts and rescripts to the provinces than any emperor before him.
Yoder's main complaint about the possibility of a Christian emperor has to do with the ways that ethics for emperors has set the agenda for public theology and social ethics generally, particularly when it uses the language of "realism.
Rufinus of Aquileia provided an account of the battle at the Frigidus River between the Christian emperor Theodosius and the pagan usurper Eugenius.
All facts for now, however, lead towards the variant that the palace of the first Christian Emperor lies just under the square in front of St Nedelya Church.
For these reasons Charlemagne has long been known as a great warrior, learned king, and Christian emperor.
Constantine, the first Christian emperor, was brought up in the sol invicta cult, in what was by then already a predominantly monotheist empire: 'It is therefore possible,' says Dr Gwynn, 'that Christmas was intended to replace this festival rather than Saturnalia.
The Christian emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire, Justinian, was the first one who removed marble parts from the Parthenon in the 6th century AD, which he used in the building of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.
He is expected to get a mixed welcome from the city's Muslim community amid protests from a small but vocal group still simmering after the pope in 2006 quoted a medieval Christian emperor who criticized some teachings of the Prophet Mohammed as "evil and inhuman.
In his talk, the archbishop sketched the development of "faith" and "order" starting with Constantine, the first Christian emperor, under whose aegis "the church got together and slugged out the Nicene Creed.
In a speech in September he quoted a 14th century Christian emperor who labelled the prophet Muhammad's teachings as "evil and inhuman".
The letter offered a point-by-point rebuttal of an address Benedict made at the University of Regensburg in Germany in September, in which he quoted a medieval Christian emperor describing the teachings of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad as "evil and inhuman" and "spread by the sword.
Taking into consideration recent events after the Pope's recent speech, in which he quoted a 14th century Christian emperor and caused a wave of anger in the Muslim world, including Turkey, the EPP-ED Group suggested that the report emphasise the hope that "the visit will contribute to strengthening dialogue between the Christian and Muslim worlds".
He quoted a series of exchanges between a Byzantine Christian emperor and a Persian Muslim scholar, during the 14th century siege of Constantinople by the Turks .
The pope, in an academic lecture in Germany on September 12, quoted from a book recounting a conversation between 14th century Byzantine Christian Emperor Manuel Paleologos II and a Persian scholar on the truths of Christianity and Islam.
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