The Donatist Controversy

The Donatus Controversy Important Yet Forgotten There are some moments in Church history that on a grander scale do not seem to be very significant when we initially look at them.  The controversy in Carthage over the legitimacy of an anointed bishop seems to me to be one of them. It is easy to gloss […]

Constantine Favors Christianity

Unifying An Empire Unifying an Empire around religious ideas and practices was something every ruler did during ancient times.  There were no exceptions.  So, when Constantine became Emperor, after attributing his victory at the Milvian Bridge to the Christian God, he decided to unify his empire with Christianity as his anchor. One thing this meant […]