Constantinian Influence upon Julian's Pagan Church

David Neal Greenwood

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    Constantine's endorsement of and support for the Church left their marks in certain areas. His nephew Julian reacted against state-supported Christianity and promoted his own unique version of state-supported paganism. Previous scholarship had identified this as a ‘pagan Church’ co-opting features from Christianity, but this view has recently been challenged. This article argues that the traditional understanding of a ‘pagan Church’ is correct, and that it drew specifically upon some features of the Constantinian Church in the areas of theological content, leadership and symbols.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of Ecclesiastical History
    Issue number1
    Early online date3 Jan 2017
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2017


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