Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Putting the sensual in nonconsensual since 1984
"The post-apostolic period concerns the time after the death of the apostles (roughly 100 AD) until persecutions ended with the legalisation of Christian worship under Constantine the Great."
Constantine ruled from 306 to 337.
"Validation" (acceptance? tolerance?) is key, in my mind, for moving away from that cult status. In that era I'd say you're pretty well validated when the emperor says, "Yeah, you can do your thing."
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