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Doctrine and PowerTheological Controversy and Christian Leadership in the Later Roman Empire$
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Carlos R. Galvão-Sobrinho

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780520257399

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520257399.001.0001

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“To Please the Overseer of All”

“To Please the Overseer of All”

The Emperor's Involvement and the Politicization of Theology

(p.78) 6 “To Please the Overseer of All”
Doctrine and Power

Carlos R. Galvão-Sobrinho

University of California Press

Chapter 6 deals with the impact on the controversy of Constantine's intervention and the “criminalization” of doctrinal dissent following the proclamation of Nicene orthodoxy. Thereafter, theological positions became politically charged and dissent from orthodoxy, however that was defined, posed even more serious threats to prelates' claims to leadership.

Keywords:   religious conflict, Christian history early church, ca. 30–600, Christianity history early church, bishops Rome, Arian controversy, Arianism, doctrine history Christian, Rome history empir, 284–476, Constantine, Council of Nicaea, heresy

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