February 22, 2018 at 7:00 PM
|Location:||Glebe Community Centre
75 Third Ave, Ottawa, ON K1S 2K2
Timothy Pettipiece, The College of the Humanities, Carleton University
The reign of the emperor Constantine saw the emergence of Christianity as the dominant religious ideology of the later Roman Empire. This dramatic shift from the veneration of multiple gods to belief in a single God has often been understood to be a unique contribution of Judaeo-Christian monotheism. Yet, long before the fourth century CE, “pagan” intellectuals were already laying the groundwork for belief in a single source of all divine power. This talk will examine the development of various monotheistic traditions in the late antique period.