Greek Influence on The Roman Empire Essay Examples

empire CITATION Spi13 p 171 l 2057 (Spielvogel 171). The response by Trajan shows a permissive attitude towards Christianity. This shows that there was an unspoken understanding that the nature of the Christian movement was not political. Trajan’s response is an indicator of political wisdom. The aim of the advice given by Trajan is to maintain the semblance of justice without any obvious agitation on their part. He says the Christians should not be actively sought out but if brought in, should be punished for their obstinacy if they do not renounce the faith CITATION Spi13 p 171 l 2057 (Spielvogel 171). Origen's defenses against Celsus were social, moral and theological. On social and moral...