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Interim Associate Dean Publishes Essay
Dennis Quinn was recently published in the anthology “Suffering and Evil in Early Christian Thought,” the fourth book in the Holy Cross Studies in Patristic Theology and History series.
His essay, “The Enemies of God,” focuses on the Christian intellectual Lactantius and how his experience of the Great Persecutions formed his view of demons and God.
“Lactantius believed that the pagan rulers of the Roman Empire were being ruled by demons, particularly the persecuting emperors like Diocletian,” he says. “He saw Constantine as the savior of the empire, with God on his side. This parallels his cosmic view of the fall of the angels and Christ’s power to bring God’s peace back to the earth.”
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