Tag: roman empire
How the Council of Nicea Changed the World
from livescience.com: When Constantine became the first Christian leader of the Roman Empire in the 4th century, his vast territory was populated by a hodgepodge of beliefs and religions. Within […]
Saint or Slave Trader? Doubts About St. Patrick’s Origins
The popular legend that St Patrick was a slave taken to Ireland by force is untrue, according to researchers in England, who claim he was actually a slave trader. The classic telling of St Patrick’s life suggests he was abducted from western Britain in his adolescence and forced to work unpaid.
Study Hints Legendary Saints Were Real, Buried Alive
The skeletons of two married, early-Christian saints—said to have been buried alive nearly 2,000 years ago—may have been identified in Italy