chapter  10
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Christian Architecture

There has been a lot of argument about the slowness and tact of Constantine I the Great (AD 306-37) in displaying his Christianity, especially at Rome itself where the ruling class (not to speak of the army) was predominantly pagan. Tactful he was, yet he displayed his new allegiance unmistakably by the creation of new Christian churches, unparalleled by any comparable contemporary developments in regard to the temples of paganism.