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Bibil Identifier bibil:238106
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Religious Toleration around the Year 313
Author MacMullen, Ramsay
Journal Journal of Early Christian Studies (Volume: 22, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2014
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2014
Year (Copyright) 2014
Year (Reference) 2014
Language English
Pages 499-517 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Attitudes toward another religion than one’s own can be seen, in settings both modern and ancient, to indicate how they may be subscribed to with a range of feelings and defenses that justify hostility, in the minds of the actors. Defenses, at least, can be clearly identified in the period surrounding the "Edict" of Milan, using public statements of both Christians and non-Christians. As to feelings, they can only be inferred, using the record of both words and actions. The Great Persecution offers much familiar material from a decade pre-313, especially the many imperial declarations relaxing persecution, while the words and actions of both Constantine and Eusebius throw light on the decade post-313. The particular susceptibility of monotheism to intolerance is brought out by Henry Chadwick.
DOI 10.1353/earl.2014.0050
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Persecution
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Periods : Fourth Century
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Relation with or Attitude toward Paganism
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : History and Civilization : Constantine (306-337)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Eusebius of Cesarea
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