Christian hospitals were founded after the abolition of pagan healing temples

In 331 CE, the Roman emperor Constantine after his conversion, abolish of the pagan healing temples, and replaced with the founding of Christian hospitals. The first Christian hospital of note was founded by St. Basil of Caesarea, in the city of Cappadocia (now part of Turkey) in 370 CE.

Date:
      331 CE
Name(s):
      Constantine
Occupation:
      Roman emperor
Location:
      Italy


Additional Information:

  • Constantine the Great – Wikipedia
    Constantine was the first Roman emperor to convert to Christianity, and he played an influential role in the proclamation of the Edict of Milan in 313, which declared religious tolerance for Christianity in the Roman empire.
  • Hospital | Britannica.com
    Hospital, an institution that is built, staffed, and equipped for the diagnosis of disease; for the treatment, both medical and surgical, of the sick and the injured; and for their housing during this process.
  • History and Theology: Origins of Hospitals
    Hospitals existed in antiquity, in Egypt and in India. And after Christianity became the state religion of the Roman Empire hospitals were built in Christian nations, and, after Islam arose, in Moslem countries as well.

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