40 out of 5 stars ad 381 heretics pagans and the christian state september 20 2011 format kindle edition this book is an interesting review of the situation in the reign of theodosius with a thesis that the council of constantinople led to a shutting down of an age of toleration and critical thinking ushering in the dark ages. Ad 381 heretics pagans and the dawn of the monotheistic state is well written freeman does an excellent job of making accessible the abstruse theological issues over which emperors and bishops fought. The hardcover of the ad 381 heretics pagans and the christian state by charles freeman at barnes noble free shipping on 350 or more membership gift cards stores events help ad 381 heretics pagans and the christian state 50 1 5 1 by charles freeman editorial reviews hardcover. emperor theodosiusin ad 381 theodosius emperor of the eastern roman empire issued a decree in which all his subjects were required to subscribe to a belief in the trinity of the father son and holy spirit. Ad 381 heretics pagans and the christian state charles freeman in this groundbreaking new book acclaimed historian charles freeman shows that the council of constantinople was in fact a sham only taking place after theodosiuss decree had already become law
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