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conversion of,72

Council of Nicaea and, 540, 545, 552, 553,

557, 559

divine inspiration claimed by, 54i, 542-4 'divinity' of,550

Donatist controversy and, 544, 548 early support for Christianity claims of,54i Edict of Milan, 542, 543 epistolary tradition used by, i92 Eusebius on, 538, 542, 548-9, 550, 55i, 559 funeral of,550

immunity offered to Christian clergy by, 543, 544

institutional strength of church, use of,

intervention in church affairs by, 545, 55i Jesus, early imperial concepts of,4, 5, 6 Lactantius on, 539, 54i, 542 legacy of,550-i on logos prophorikos issuing from logos endiathetos, 557, 563 Milvian Bridge, battle of, 522, 542, 543 mother of, see Helena, 550-i Nicene Creed, use of homoousios in, 548,

560, 563

official toleration of Christians, under, 542,

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