Essay On Christianity In Roman Empire
In modern times, Christian missionaries can be found in many countries around the world.The missionary work was so successful because, as a whole, Christianity appeals to everyone especially the poor or under privileged.The Sadducees promoted cooperation, the Pharisees promoted adherence to the Jewish belief system. 66 was put down hard by Romans and the Jewish temple in Jerusalem destroyed. Both religions are monotheistic (belief in one God) and both worship the same God.Essenes kept to themselves and the Zealots promoted violent overthrow. However, some Jews embraced a man called Jesus (born c.Ultimately, their drfusal to worship state gods and appointed emperors was seen as treason. Tolerance and Triumph of Christianity Treatment of Christians in the Roman empire vacillated between persecution and tolerance based on location and leadership.The Roman Emperor Nero (AD 54-68) accused Christians of setting a large fire that destroyed much of Rome. In 313 the first Christian emperor, Constantine, issued the Edict of Milan proclaiming official tolerance of Christianity.As of 2010, a comprehensive demographic study of more than 200 countries found that there are approximately 2.18 billion followers of the Christian faith, of all ages around the world, representing nearly a third of the estimated 2010 global population of 6.9 billion. So, how did the religion survive pressure, from both Judaism and Islam, and go on to become the leading religion in the world?
Wealthy Romans (both Patrician and Plebian) dominated politics and ordinary citizens were being oppressed (unjust treatment or control).Also, Christianity appealed to women by treating them with respect.Christianity in the Roman Empire Origins of Christianity Jews had considerable independence in the Hellenistic era but by A. 6 Judea was under Roman rule directed by an official called a procurator.One huge difference in Judiasm and Christianity is that those embracing Christianity believed that a relationship with Jesus and God was for everyone, not just Jews.Spread Paul was a highly educated Jew who happened to be a Roman citizen and a Christian convert.He also taught that by accepting Jesus as Christ and Savior, people could be saved from sin and reconciled to God.” The New Testament (second part of the Christian Bible) is thought to be based on some of Jesus’ sayings, and letters/epistles written by his apostles and disciples.By the year 100 AD, there were Christian churches in large parts of the eastern Roman Empire with most members being from the Jews and the Greek speaking populations.The Holy Bible states that Jesus instructed the apostles to make disciples of all nations.This can be found in the New Testament in the book of Matthew, Chapter 28, verses 19 and 20.In the 2nd and 3rd centuries there were an increasing number of Latin-speaking Christians.Persecution Initially Christians went essentially unnoticed by the Romans.