Christianity and the Legal Status of Abandoned Children in the Later Roman Empire

@article{Tate2008ChristianityAT,
  title={Christianity and the Legal Status of Abandoned Children in the Later Roman Empire},
  author={Joshua C. Tate},
  journal={Journal of Law and Religion},
  year={2008},
  volume={24},
  pages={123 - 141}
}
  • J. Tate
  • Published 2008
  • History
  • Journal of Law and Religion
A.H.M. Jones, the great British historian of the later Roman Empire, was once asked what difference conversion to Christianity made to Rome. His answer: None. Brutal gladiatorial contests continued to be held, slavery was not abolished, and cruel penalties were laid down for seemingly minor moral infractions. Thus, Jones reasoned, the actual impact of Christianity on secular Roman society is difficult to see. Jones's view, however, has not been universally shared, particularly when it comes to… 

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