Which Roman emperor made Christianity the official religion of Rome?


Which Roman emperor made Christianity the official religion of Rome?

Roman Religion Before Christianity:

Religion in Rome before it adopted Christianity was polytheistic and involved every aspect of the Roman culture. Rulers were often priests and pontiffs, and acted as a voice to the people when declaring the will of the gods. Followers worshiped numerous gods, and the list expanded over time as other religions and cults were subsumed in what later Christians pejoratively called paganism. After the death of Christ and the rise of Christianity, the Romans outlawed the new religion and severely persecuted the members of the early Christian church.

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Theodosius the Great was Emperor of Rome from 379 AD to 395 AD, and he made Christianity the official religion of Rome. Prior to his rule, Constantine...

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