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 +[[Image:Tommaso.Laureti.Triumph.of.Christianity.jpg|right|thumb|200px|''[[Triumph of Christianity]]'' by [[Tommaso Laureti]] (1530-1602), ceiling painting in the [[Sala di Constantino]], [[Apostolic Palace|Vatican Palace]]. Images like this one celebrate the destruction of ancient [[Paganism|pagan]] culture and the victory of [[Christianity]].]]
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-|group5 = [[Christianization]]+'''Constantinian shift''' is a term used by [[Anabaptist]] and [[Post-Christendom]] theologians to describe the political and theological aspects of the 4th-century process of [[Constantine I and Christianity|Constantine's legalization of Christianity]]. The term was popularized by the [[Mennonite]] theologian [[John H. Yoder]].
-|list5 = [[Christianity and Paganism]]{{·}} [[Christianised sites]]{{·}} [[Christianized myths and imagery]]{{·}} [[Christianised calendar]]{{·}} [[Christianised rituals]]{{·}} [[Constantinian shift]]{{·}} [[Hellenistic religion]]{{·}} [[Iconoclasm]]{{·}} [[Neoplatonism]]{{·}} [[Religio licita]]{{·}} [[Imperial cult (ancient Rome)|Roman imperial cult]]{{·}} [[Virtuous pagan]]+
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-[[Johann Friedrich Bolt]] ..[[Amor and Psyche]]..1797 +==See also==
-<hr>+* [[Caesaropapism]]
-[[Max Ditmar Henkel]], [[Ovid]] scholar +* [[Christian anarchism]]
- +* [[Constantinianism]]
-<hr>+* [[Constantinople]]
-''[[Apollo and Marsyas]]''[http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Perugino,_apollo_e_dafni_%28o_marsia%29.jpg] by [[Pietro Perugino]] on the cover of [[Jean Seznec]]'s ''[[La Survivance des dieux antiques]]''[http://www.decitre.fr/gi/61/9782080816061FS.gif].+* [[Donatist]]s
- +* [[Early Christianity]]
-'''''La Survivance des dieux antiques''''' is a work by [[Jean Seznec]], published in 1940. Thanks largely to Seznec, it is widely understood that the [[Greek mythology|Olympian gods]], and the earlier spirits of field and spring, did not die with the advent of [[Christianity]], but survived [[Christianization]]. They went [[underground]] to feature in [[folklore|folk culture]], took on strange new guises and were transformed in various ways such as [[illustrated Ovid]]s and the [[moralized Ovid]]s, their myths recast to suit some of the mythic saints of [[Late Antiquity]], and their imagery permeated Medieval intellectual and emotional life. The transformed mythology re-emerged in the iconography of the [[early Renaissance]] in Italy, with new attributes that the ancients had never imagined, and enjoyed tremendous renewed popularity during the Renaissance. +* [[Erastianism]]
- +* [[Great Apostasy]]
-The book was translated in English in [[1953]] by [[Pantheon Books]] as '''''The Survival of the Pagan Gods: Mythological Tradition in Renaissance Humanism and Art'''''.+* [[Roman Imperial Church]]
-<hr>+* [[Sacralism]]
-[[William Henry Goodyear]]+
-<hr>+
-''[[Science and the Secrets of Nature: Books of Secrets in Medieval and Early Modern Culture]]'' (1994) is a book by [[William Eamon]] [[Books of Secrets]]. +
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-:"The Secreti del reverendo donno Alessio piemontese was an instant [[best-seller]]. The first edition sold out within a year ... secrets appeared, and these were followed by a multitude of books of secrets modeled upon the original Secreti. ...+
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-[[Laurens Janszoon Coster]] [[Romeyn de Hooghe]]+
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-*[[Alan Hume]], 85, [[United Kingdom|British]] [[cinematographer]]. +
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Constantinian shift is a term used by Anabaptist and Post-Christendom theologians to describe the political and theological aspects of the 4th-century process of Constantine's legalization of Christianity. The term was popularized by the Mennonite theologian John H. Yoder.


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