Constantine “the Great”
● Roman emperor Constantine I, often called “the Great,” made a form of “Christianity” the state religion of the Roman Empire.
Commenting on this emperor, the book History of the Middle Ages says: “The question is much opened to doubt whether Constantine was ever more than a ‘political’ Christian. As for his private life, the execution—not to say murder—of his own son and his wife indicates that he was untouched by any spiritual influence in Christianity. To the end of his life he was a pagan to the pagans, a Christian of one stripe or the other to the Christians. He never broke with the tradition of the Roman religion.”—Page 26.