By Charles Freeman
A frightening and well timed exam of 1 of crucial classes in Church heritage
In A.D. 381, Theodosius, emperor of the jap Roman empire, issued a decree within which all his topics have been required to sign up for a trust within the Trinity of the daddy, Son and Holy Spirit. This edict outlined Christian orthodoxy and taken to an finish a full of life and wide-ranging debate concerning the nature of God; all different interpretations have been now declared heretical. It was once the 1st time in 1000 years of Greco-Roman civilization loose concept was once unambiguously suppressed. Why has Theodosius's revolution been airbrushed from the old checklist? during this groundbreaking publication, acclaimed historian Charles Freeman argues that Theodosius's edict and the next suppression of paganism not just introduced an finish to the variety of spiritual and philosophical ideals in the course of the empire, yet created various theological difficulties for the Church, that have remained unsolved. The yr A.D. 381, as Freeman places it, was once "a turning element which period forgot."
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