March 28, 2012
Saving Constantine from the Anabaptists
Bart Gingerich, Institute on Religion and Democracy
Defending Constantine author Peter Leithhart outlined his defense of historic Christendom in a recent talk to Southern Baptist affiliated Union University in Tennessee.
Leithhart's March 5 talk at Union was called “The Metapolitics of Christendom: Constantine and the Transformation of Rome.” In his survey, he attempted to salvage the historically controversial Roman emperor’s reputation for the primarily Baptist audience. Leithart, who is Presbyterian, is Senior Fellow of Theology at New Saint Andrews College in Idaho. Through his 2010 book, he is one of the vigorous challengers to the neo-Anabaptist movement's insistence that early Christianity was pacifist until corrupted by Constantine's conversion and support for...
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