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How did Rome feel about the new religion of Christianity as it began to spread throughout the empire?
There were many who helped spread Christianity throughout the empire, but the most famous convert is Paul. After his conversion he not only traveled, but contributed many writ…ings on the beliefs. There were many who helped spread Christianity throughout the empire, but the most famous convert is Paul. After his conversion he not only traveled, but contributed many writings on the beliefs. There were many who helped spread Christianity throughout the empire, but the most famous convert is Paul. After his conversion he not only traveled, but contributed many writings on the beliefs. There were many who helped spread Christianity throughout the empire, but the most famous convert is Paul. After his conversion he not only traveled, but contributed many writings on the beliefs. There were many who helped spread Christianity throughout the empire, but the most famous convert is Paul. After his conversion he not only traveled, but contributed many writings on the beliefs. There were many who helped spread Christianity throughout the empire, but the most famous convert is Paul. After his conversion he not only traveled, but contributed many writings on the beliefs. There were many who helped spread Christianity throughout the empire, but the most famous convert is Paul. After his conversion he not only traveled, but contributed many writings on the beliefs. There were many who helped spread Christianity throughout the empire, but the most famous convert is Paul. After his conversion he not only traveled, but contributed many writings on the beliefs. There were many who helped spread Christianity throughout the empire, but the most famous convert is Paul. After his conversion he not only traveled, but contributed many writings on the beliefs.
The Answer Is Paul
Why might the construction of the roads have beenso important to the spread Christianity throughout the roman empire?
The road construction was meant for ease of travel, be it military, commercial or personal. So naturally a good road would enable the Christian preachers to go further and spr…ead the word.
The gospel was spread by the apostles who travellled around the empire. The Romans were tolerant towards the religions of the conquered people and allowed freedom of worship a…nd preaching. It was alter that severe persecutions of the Christians started. By then Christianity had already become widespread. Historians think that Christianity became popular around the empire, especially among the poor because it suited their needs better. The Christian ethos was sympathetic to the plight of the poor, preached respect for the poor and advocated compassion and charity. Christianity also provided an explanation for the creation of the world, it offered redemption and salvation, heaven after the suffering on earth following good conduct, and ethical values.
Christianity emerged as a split from Judaism. Jesus' disciples enthusiastically spread the new religion throughout the Mediterranean. Christianity became the official religi…on of the Roman Empire when Emperor Theodosius I established Christianity as the official religion of the Roman Empire.
Why was Christianity able to spread so quickly throughout the roman empire and how did roman and Christianity values combine?
It spread through strong and passionate evangelization. Truly these people were ready to die for Jesus and that send a very powerful message. The Romans didn't change until Co…nstantine came along.
Saint Paul is credited with spreading the Christian faith among the Gentiles - the non-Jewish population of the Empire. Expansion of the Christian faith was slow at first,… but Christianity often appealed to poor people who felt alienated by mainstream religions. By the beginning of the 4th century CE, Christianity is believed to have converted about ten percent of the population of the Roman Empire. Scholars believe that at this stage Christianity was evenly split between the proto-Catholic-Orthodox faith and Gnostic Christianity. In the early 4th century, Emperor Constantine gave Christianity state patronage, after which the faith began to expand rapidly, as many felt that it was socially or politically desirable to embrace Christianity. Emperor Theodosius I made Christianity the official state religion of Rome in the 380s, and banned worship at pagan temples in 391. The spread of Christianity was soon complete. Additional Answer: Paul went on 3 missionary journeys telling people the good news that Jesus had died for them but rose again. At first, Christianity spread slowly, mainly in the Greek-speaking east, until Emperor Constantine gave the new religion state patronage and offered various inducements to become Christian. In the end, it was a matter of compulsion. Emperor Theodosius made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire in 380 CE, at a time when Christians were still a minority of the overall population of empire, and banned the public worship of the old gods in 391 CE. Persecution of pagans had begun early in the fourth century, under Constantine, but under Theodosius it reached ferocious intensity. It was even a capital offence just to look at a pagan statue that had been smashed by the Christian mobs. Christianity spread throughout the Roman Empire because only the most pious of pagans were prepared to risk life and liberty for their faiths. Christianity initially spread across the Roman Empire because people were attracted to the message. This happened despite the fact that Christianity met opposition from two quarters: From those Jews who rejected the idea that Jesus should be identified as their Messiah (or Christ), and therefore found the teachings about Jesus quite offensive. From the Greeks and Romans who considered Christianity an unnecessary innovation, and who considered it a threat to either their income or the proper ordering of society. For Greeks, Christianity had great appeal as it met the highest objectives of their main philosophical schools (Platonic, Stoic, and Aristotelian), without the baggage of the traditional cults, and their gods, and their misdemeanors. This also applied to Romans who had been influenced in this way by Greek culture. For those on the fringes of the mainstream Greco-Roman culture, the tribes of the lands which had not yet been substantially Hellenised (made Greek speaking), Christianity came to offer easier access to a higher culture than was available through other methods of cultural interchange, since each community tended to follow its own cult. For poor people, Christianity provided a means of validation of their self-worth, since in Christianity wealth is not the measure of a person. There was also an aspect of mutual help in Christian communities that must have made them vibrant and attractive to others. These can be considered to be a starting point for Christianity's spread. As time went on political factors also had a part to play, and these are discussed in the related question, listed below, "How did Christianity spread throughout the roman empire?" 1. The apostles travelled around testifying about God`s kingdom and that Messiah had come. 2. They told about Jesus Christ as first hand witnesses and the Holy Spirit was with them. At first it grew by peaceful means through a vast preaching work. By the 4th century the Roman Empire adopted Christianity as it's official religion and began forcing it on the populace to various degrees throughout history. The appeal of Christianity. It is generally agreed that Christianity's promise of redemption and salvation was appealing to many Romans. In pagan religions it was thought that after death one went to the underworld and not much was said about the afterlife. Christianity, instead, offered salvation and hope. Moreover, the pagan gods were indifferent to humans and they were gods to be appeased with sacrifices (natural disasters were interpreted as the wrath of the gods because they had not been honoured). By contrast, Jesus Christ was a figure of compassion, mercy and benevolence. Imperial endorsement.. At the time of Constantine the Great, the first emperor who favoured the Christians, Christianity was influential, but still very much a minority religion. Constantine promoted Christians in the imperial bureaucracy, mediated between competing Christians doctrines, built important Christian churches and enacted laws favouravle to the Chritians.. All but one of the subsequent emperors were Christians. In 380 the co-emperors Theodosius and Gratian issued the Edict of Thessalonica which made mainstream Christianity (the Latin and Greek Churches, which later came to be called Catholic and Orthodox respectively) the sole legitimate religion of the empire. Christianity became state religion ad was officially endorsed by the Roman state. The object of the edict was to ban the many dissident Christian doctrines which were branded heretic. The main target was Arian Christianity, which was popular around the empire and which was persecuted. Thus, the edict also promoted greater uniformity among the Christians. Persecution of pagan religions. Theodosius also introduced laws which banned the institutions and practices of Roman religion which had not already been banned by previous Christian emperors. This made practicing this religion virtually fully illegal. Theodosius either ordered the destruction of pagan temples, shrines and statues or condoned such destructions by Christian monks and zealots. In some parts of the empire there were also forced conversions. These persecutions weakened pagan religions and further favoured the spread of Christianity. People needed something to believe in in and at that time people neede to be accepted Christianity was institutionalized by Constantine I. Christianity seems to have arrived quite early in Rome. By the fourth-century time of Emperor Constantine it was the only city in western Europe to have a significant proportion of Christians, possibly over ten per cent. Christianity spread in the Roman Empire because of how much they were persecuted. This may sound weird, but it meant that there were only real Christians, no one who wasnt one claimed to be one. This kept Christianity nice and healthy, unlike another time when you were forced by the Church to be Christian, and this was when Christianity went off tracks for awhile. Also, people were amazed that Christians would give up their lives so horribly for their God and so the Romans started to think that if they would give up their lives for this 'god' then there must be something real in this faith. because it appealed to the roman lower class. it's fair to women so women joined in record numbers. slaves liked it because appreciated them as people. and the young church was firmly rooted by the apostles causing it to spread. the final reason was emperor Constantine, he was a Christan and changed the roman religion to Christianity.
The apostles traveled in parts of the empire to spread Christianity. The Christians then developed churches with priesthoods. The clergy had a missionary spirit and endeav…oured to convert the pagans. The emperor Constantine the great converted to Christianity. All but one of the next emperors were Christians. Imperial endorsement was important. In 380 mainstream Christianity was made state religion and the sole legitimate religion. Dissident Christian doctrines and the pagans were persecuted.
That would be the Apostle Paul.
Both Peter and Paul both sought to reach out to Jews and non-Jews with the gospel. Both preached the same gospel. However, whereas Peter was better attuned to the sensitivit…ies of Jewish Christians, Paul was better attuned to the sensitivities of non-Jewish Christians. The led to a conflict between them over sharing meals (Gal. 2:11-21), which is often - but wrongly - considered to thought to be about Holy Communion, which was resolved at the Council of Jerusalem (Acts 15). The resolution of this conflict meant that Paul and others continued to earnestly preach the gospel to non-Jews. Peter also did the same, sending Silvanus to support them (1 Peter).
No, the old religions and cults still remained strong among some members of the empire.They were so strong in fact, that in 380 AD Tehodosius I had to order that all people un…der his rule embrace Christianity.
After the fall of Rome, Christianity spread rapidly throughout Europe.
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The Romans who remained pagans did not contribute to the spread of Christianity Neither did Julian, who was the only pagan emperor in the Later Roman Empire
No. Socrates lived around 300 years before Jesus Christ.