Defending the Real Constantine 2

Here’s the situation as I can discern it: a vocal segment of scholarship believes Constantine more or less ruined the church. By combining political power, sometimes described as persecution of those with anything other than Christian faith and the use of coercion to create theological uniformity, with the church, Constantine created “Constantinianism.” Peter Leithart is [Read More…]

Defending the Real Constantine 1

Peter Leithart, a polymath and a compelling thinker and writer, is laying down a challenge to the Anabaptists of this world and to the progressive Christians of this world — anyone who critiques Christendom, the nation-church connection that begins in earnest with Constantine and carried on for centuries. Leithart’s challenge does not lack nuance, but [Read More…]