Some articles on emperor worship:
... Emperor worship was prevalent in provincial communities during the Roman empire ... The establishment of provincial centers of emperor worship further spawned local cults ... Emperor worship served as a way for subjects of Asia province to come to terms with imperial rule within the framework of their communities ...
Famous quotes containing the words worship and/or emperor:
“Rationalists are admirable beings, rationalism is a hideous monster when it claims for itself omnipotence. Attribution of omnipotence to reason is as bad a piece of idolatry as is worship of stock and stone believing it to be God. I plead not for the suppression of reason, but for a due recognition of that in us which sanctifies reason.”
—Mohandas K. Gandhi (18691948)
“In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered.”
—Bible: New Testament, Luke 2:1.