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The Romans as instruments of divine justice

Christianity, Roman law, and “good” and “bad” emperors

Roman laws are descended from those of Moses

The folly of Roman idolatry

The impiety and brutality of Rome’s expansion

The nature of Christian prayer for the emperor

It is in Christianity’s interests to pray for the emperor

The necessity of the emperor’s human nature

Christians and military service

A Christian soldier is imprisoned because he refuses to wear the laurel crown

 

The contradiction between Roman military service and God’s laws

Praise for the emperor

Examples of Christianity’s aid of the Romans, and imperial recognition of this

The record of the trial of a group of Christians in Carthage

Endorsement of martyrdom

A social critique of Roman rule in revelatory language

The citizenship of the Christians

The conflict between divine law and that of the emperor

Extracts from the Martyrdom of Polycarp

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