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Several examples from the Theodosian Code of Roman Imperial law relating to Church life and practice and the Church's relation with society and other religious groups - dating from fourth and fifth centuries.
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XVI, 1, 2 - A.D. 380
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Church under the Roman Empire
Catholic Church outlaws heretics
destruction of pagan temples
No Games and Theatres on Christian Festivals
Empire bans pagan sacrifice
End of pagan sacrifice
Church and State after Constantine
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