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The Resource Defending Constantine : the twilight of an empire and the dawn of Christendom, Peter J. Leithart

Defending Constantine : the twilight of an empire and the dawn of Christendom, Peter J. Leithart

Label
Defending Constantine : the twilight of an empire and the dawn of Christendom
Title
Defending Constantine
Title remainder
the twilight of an empire and the dawn of Christendom
Statement of responsibility
Peter J. Leithart
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Leithart reads the original ancient, the seminal secondary, and lots of other sources to contend that Constantine was a believer and a conciliator who sought theological agreement for the political stability it brought. Contra the influential interpretation of Anabaptist theologian John Howard Yoder, Leithart maintains that when Constantine is understood in historical context, his disestablishment of pagan religion opens a place for a Christian understanding of sacrifice and of the significance of the kingdom of God.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leithart, Peter J
Dewey number
270.1092
Index
index present
LC call number
BR180
LC item number
.L45 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Constantine
  • Church history
  • Rome
Label
Defending Constantine : the twilight of an empire and the dawn of Christendom, Peter J. Leithart
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [343]-366) and indexes
Contents
  • Seeds of evangelical law
  • Justice for all
  • One God, one emperor
  • Pacifist church?
  • Christian empire, Christian mission
  • Rome baptized
  • Sanguinary edicts
  • Jupiter on the throne
  • Instinctu divinitatus
  • By this sign
  • Liberator ecclesiae
  • End of sacrifice
  • Common bishop
  • Nicaea and after
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
373 p.
Isbn
9780830827220
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010019863
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn624042011
  • (OCoLC)624042011
  • 1554664
Label
Defending Constantine : the twilight of an empire and the dawn of Christendom, Peter J. Leithart
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [343]-366) and indexes
Contents
  • Seeds of evangelical law
  • Justice for all
  • One God, one emperor
  • Pacifist church?
  • Christian empire, Christian mission
  • Rome baptized
  • Sanguinary edicts
  • Jupiter on the throne
  • Instinctu divinitatus
  • By this sign
  • Liberator ecclesiae
  • End of sacrifice
  • Common bishop
  • Nicaea and after
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
373 p.
Isbn
9780830827220
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010019863
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn624042011
  • (OCoLC)624042011
  • 1554664

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