In this seventh installment of our Sidetrack shows, we are discussing the political and governmental situation Diocletian found himself in and what he created. The Roman Empire was in terrible shape and massive reforms had to be instituted. Diocletian was a true reformer. We’ll explore Diocletian’s political reforms to see what worked and how these reforms effected early Christianity.
What I really enjoyed about this episode is that it dives into the political administration of Diocletian.
From his organization of roman provinces to the creation of the tetrarchy it explores his social and political reforms. It also discusses the collapse of the tetrarchy and failure of the succession which in reality is a problem that always plagued the Roman Empire.
It hits on the persecution of the Christians under Diocletian and Galerius along with the civil wars that occurred after the tetrarchy collapsed after the retirement of Diocletian.
Finally it presents the victorious establishment of Constantine I as the sole ruler of the Roman Empire and it looks at the establishment of Christianity as it becomes the most powerful religion in Europe. And lastly it closes while discussing the establishment of the Papacy, Kings and their claims by divine right to rule that leads to a power struggle between the church and the state.
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