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A worthy read,
This review is from: The Making of a Christian Aristocracy: Social and Religious Change in the Western Roman Empire (Paperback)
Salzman bases much of her argument on quantitative data. Her main conclusion is that the aristocracy only became predominantly Christian by the reign Theodosius, some sixty years after Constantine's death, primarily because it became a way to advance in society. It is certainly a plausible, and perhaps even likely case for a complicated subject. Worth the read for anyone interested in Roman history and religion, and Christianity.
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