The Samaritans in Justinian's Corpus Iuris Civilis
31 Isr. L. Rev. 724 (1997)
20 Pages Posted: 29 Oct 2015
Date Written: October 27, 2015
Justinian, in his CorpusIuris Civilis, showed great interest in the Samaritans, in the context of his lifelong effort to make Orthodox Christianity the prevailing faith of the Roman empire. In general, Justinian's relationship to non-Catholic religions was one of discrimination and degradation. The Samaritans were subjected to especially harsh treatment and repressive legislation, due to their sanguinary rebellions. This cycle of repression and rebellion had dire economic consequences in Palestine for the entire general population, including Christians, and contributed to the general population's dissatisfaction with Imperial policy.
Keywords: Justinian, CorpusIuris Civilis, Samaritans, Orthodox Christianity, Roman Empire
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