330-380 Orthodox Christians Killed Large Numbers of Heretical Christians

Submitted by RWMaster on Sun, 12/04/2016 - 09:47

"In the eastern part of the empire, "orthodox" Christians killed large numbers of "heretical" Christians. The death toll of Vestal Virgins, Arians, Athanasians, Donatists, and Novatians killed by other Christians between 330 and 380 was many times more than had been killed by pagan persecution in two and half centuries. [McCabe, 1939, 55]"

410 Repression of Pagans

Submitted by RWMaster on Sun, 12/04/2016 - 07:42

"Emperor Honorius decreed that heretics and pagan worshipers were to be punished by "exile and blood." [Ellerbe, 28]

Repression of pagans by secular authorities was "unavoidable" and "not necessarily a case of persecution for religious opinions." [Catholic Encyclopedia, "Donatists"]