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Miles Christi (Soldiers of Christ)
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I. Definition – II. Early Christianity and Military Service – III. The Militia Christi in Primitive Christianity and the Early Church – IV. Middle Ages – V. Modern Period

I. Definition

Latin militia Christi (“military service for Christ”; cf. the more common miles Christi/dei, “soldier/warrior of Christ/God”) is a metaphorical description of the life and servic…

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Brennecke, Hanns Christof, “Miles Christi (Soldiers of Christ)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 06 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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