The Theology of Emperor Julian

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Emperor Julian (aka “Julian the Apostate”) was the last pagan ruler of Rome. His paganism is significant because he reigned in the mid fourth century – after Constantine initiated the cultural reversal that would elevate Christianity to favored status within the empire. In this talk I will give an outline of Julian’s biography and present some of the key arguments in his anti-Christian treatise “Against the Galileans.” By observing what considerations Julian takes to count against Christianity I hope to show what it was that motivated die-hard pagan intellectuals to persist in their beliefs even as it become clear that the Empire would soon be dominated by Christians. ~ The Tearoom Staff

”It is, I think, expedient to set forth to all mankind
the reasons by which I was convinced that
the fabrication of the Galilaeans
is a fiction of men composed by wickedness.

”Though it has in it nothing divine,
by making full use of that part of the soul
which loves fable and is childish and foolish,
it has induced men to believe
that the monstrous tale is truth.” ~ Emperor Julian

 

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