Rulings on Marriage, Family and Related Issues

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To set the stage, note in particular the impact of social class in the

The Tetrarchs on Social Issues

In some ways, Constantine didn't change much, relative to social class at any rate, as evident in

Constantine on Social Issues

Other Christians did express views that differed from the Roman legal system, such as

Gregory Nazianzus on Divorce

Later, Christian emperors integrated Christianity more and more into their injunctions. See, for example,

Later Emperors on Social Issues


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Last modified 15 February 1998