The religious administration of Constantine


  • Morten Warmind



Much of Håkan Rydving's work deals in one way or another with the influence of Christianity on the Saami-peoples. In my paper I explore how Constantine promoted Christianity through his time as emperor in the laws he issued. It is my argument, that Constantine really did nothing - or very little - that was without precedent, but that his careful method and his longevity as ruler was among the reasons for his success in creating the beginnings of a Christian Empire.

Author Biography

Morten Warmind

MORTEN WARMIND is Associate Professor of Sociology of Religion at the Department for Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies at the University of Copenhagen. E-mail:




How to Cite

Warmind, M. (2018). The religious administration of Constantine. Temenos - Nordic Journal of Comparative Religion, 54(1), 47–62.