Costantino e la Pax Dei. Mito e storia della "svolta costantiniana", dalla proclamazione della libertà di religione alla definizione dell'unica fede

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Constantine and the Pax Dei. Myth and history of the "Constantinian turning point", from the proclamation of freedom of religion to the definition of the only faith

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Abstract

In the year of the celebrations of Constantine, it is important to better frame the famous Constantine turning in the longer process of Christianization of the Roman Empire. This historical turning point has been loaded of epochal importance by the later tradition as much as the figure of Constantine, the emperor isoapostolos, has been taken a posteriori as a symbol of the transition from the pagan empire to the Christian empire and consequently has been redesigned according a idealizing perspective. However, what really should be credited to Constantine is the transition from an attitude of observation of Christianity and Church from outside to a full and active involvement from inside.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Constantine and the Pax Dei. Myth and history of the "Constantinian turning point", from the proclamation of freedom of religion to the definition of the only faith
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)332-356
Number of pages25
JournalSTUDIUM
Volume109
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Constantine the Great
  • Costantino il Grande
  • Edict of Milan
  • Editto di Milano
  • definition of the catholic faith
  • definizione della fede cattolica
  • freedom of religion
  • libertà di religione

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