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Julianus Apostatas sista ord

Författare och institution:
Britt-Mari Näsström (Institutionen för religionsvetenskap, teologi och klassiska språk, religionsvetenskap och teologi)
Publicerad i:
Förbistringar och förklaringar .Festskrift till Anders Pilz, s. 473-477
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Sammanfattning (abstract):
The Last Words of Julian the Apostate The Roman Emperer Jullian was killed by a spear during his campaign in Persia in the year 363 AD. His army reatreated because it was harassed by guerrilla strikes and supplies were beginning to dwindle. A rumour spread tha the Emperor was killed by his own Christian soldiers because he had apostatized from Christianity and favoured the tradtitional relilgions. This rumour developed during the following centuries into a legend where God himself sent Saint Mercury into the battlefield to kill Julian. Although Julian´s policy in religious affairs had been rather mild and he never had a chance to implement fully some of the reforms he contemplated, the verdict of posterity has not been kind to him. The legend stated that his last word on the battlefield were an acknowledgement of the Christian God: "You have won, Galiean! " According to the contemporary sources he died, mortally woounded in his tent at night while speaking with his philosopher friends about the life after death.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Filosofi, etik och religion ->
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2008-03-31 13:22
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2010-01-20 11:24

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