Why did Constantine the Great converted to Christianity? Some scholars allege that his main objective was to gain unanimous approval and submission to his authority from all classes, and therefore chose Christianity to conduct his political propaganda, believing that it was the most appropriate religion that could fit with the Imperial cult (see also Sol Invictus).
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Why did Constantine chose to embrace Christianity?
Yet, one must also consider ulterior motives for Constantine’s conversion. He chose to embrace Christianity shortly before a large battle against another Roman ruler for total control over the Western Roman Empire. With the stakes so high it is conceivable that Constantine converted in hopes that the Christian God would aid him in battle .
What did Constantine believe about Christianity?
Many historians also believe that Constantine’s acceptance of Christianity was rooted in his hatred for the Jewish People. He used his negativity of Judaism as a way to promote his new laws. Many of his new laws had Christian Characteristics. He believed that these new laws would help him to dominate his people.
What did Constantine legalize?
Constantine legalized Christianity in the Roman Empire. 34% of you knew this: Constantine used government money to fund his elderly mother’s trip to the Holy Land and gave her the authority to carry out her campaign to restore historic Christian sites.
What religion did Constantine convert too?
The Roman Emperor Constantine the Great was the first Emperor to legalize Christianity. He also converted to Christianity, from his deathbed. As I remember 40 years ago from theology studies Constantine covered his bases. He not only converted to Christianity, but also Judaism and a few others too. I can’t remember these other religions.