Constantine's Influence On The Rise Of Christianity And Rome

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Constantine was one of the greatest emperors during the time of the Roman Empire. Christianity helped the Roman empire from not collapsing and Constantine found a way to improve both Christianity and Rome. Christianity took the blame for all problems the empire faced, Constantine was a great ruler and was the reason Rome was saved, and Constantine brought Rome and Christianity together by making it the religion of Rome. This allowed Rome to flourish and it is credited to Constantine and Christianity.
At first, the Romans did not think of religion as a spiritual experience but as a relationship with the forces they believed controlled the universe. Christianity was then made illegal because citizens started worshiping someone other than
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Constantine issued the Edict of Milan, which declared Roman citizens were free to worship whatever gods or God they chose. The Edict of Milan ended longstanding persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire. At this time, Constantine did not yet claim to be a Christian himself, nor did he advocate for an official state religion. Constantine was not a Christian at first, but he was the first emperor to conform to Christianity. Constantine’s conversion helped Christianity in many ways, one major reason was that the christian followers were now safe from persecution. Constantine's adherence to Christianity encouraged others, especially his followers, to do the same. He also made Sunday an official Roman holiday so that more people could attend church and made churches tax-exempt. Constantine believed the state and church should be as close as possible. With Constantine influencing Christianity, many people followed in his footsteps and adapted to the new Roman religion. Christianity gave hope to citizens during this time in the Roman Empire and the ways of traditional Rome were thrown away. Christianity made Rome less brutal and put an end to all the killings and persecutions. The connection between Rome, Christianity and Constantine all found ways to improve one another and really helped Rome flourish. Rome flourished because of the great emperor, Constantine, and he promoted Christianity which also helped Rome prosper. Christianity took the blame for all problems the empire faced, Constantine was a great ruler and was the reason Rome was saved, and Constantine brought Rome and Christianity together by making it the religion of Rome. Constantine was one of the greatest emperors and found ways to keep Rome from collapsing and improved both Rome and

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