Edict of Thessalonica discussion.
I saw that the forum has been a bit quiet recently so thought I'd throw a spanner in the works to liven things up.
I was reading a few articles on the history of the Roman Imperial Church and come across an online discussion board with an interesting single line topic. It quite simply said:
"Constantine's Edict of Milan was the worst thing to ever happen to Christianity. Discuss."
I thought I'd take this idea a step further and ask something more relevant and interesting.
"Theodosius' Edict of Thessalonica was the worst thing that could happen to the Early Church. Discuss"
What do people think? Was Christianity becoming the state religion a positive or negative?
"The true Christian is a warrior making his way through the regiments of the invisible enemy to his heavenly homeland." - St Herman of Alaska.