Friday, August 12, 2011

Constantine’s Conversion Again

One of the responses to my initial posting on Constantine’s conversion contained this remark:

‘Though I see Constantine’s conversion as a total fake (I think he did not believe anything really and was an opportunist)…’

This is a good point, that deserves a reply at some length. Constantine was pragmatic, certainly, but precisely because of that, I think that the vision – whatever it may have been – was real.

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