Christians and the Roman Army A.D. 173–337

  title={Christians and the Roman Army A.D. 173–337},
  author={Jon Helgeland},
  journal={Church History},
  pages={149 - 163}
The question of the church's stand during the first three and a half centuries on Christians enlisting in the Roman army has received much attention since 1900. With slight overlapping, modern historians of the encounter of Christians with the Roman military fall into three basic groups: Roman Catholic, Protestant pacifist and “establishment” Protestant, primarily Lutheran. 

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  • History
    Journal of Early Christian History
  • 2021
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