The history of Christianity concerns the Christian religion, Christendom, and the
Church with its ..... Since referring to Mary as the mother of God had become
popular in many .... So, while a king ...
What did Christianity offer its believers that made it worth social ... Given the
intersection between religion and politics that we find so ... down to the time of the
Emperors Trajan and Hadrian, when the Christians become a prominent issue.
3 Things - Missionary zeal, Emperor Constantine, Colonialism. In fact, until
colonialism in the .... being a metaphor for "your father turned to evil, betrayed his
former values and so let his new Vader persona destroy the good man he use to
Aug 25, 1995 ... Dear Cecil: Why is Jesus so popular? I mean, how did he become so incredibly
well known after his death when up to that point he was a rebel ...
Jul 2, 2014 ... The rapid growth of the early Christian church is a source of perennial fascination
. ... put it: “ How did a tiny and obscure messianic movement from the edge ...
paganism and become the dominant faith of Western civilization?
Feb 28, 2009 ... A popular explanation is mass conversion. ... In just 300 years, Christianity grew
from a small Jewish sect in Galilee to become the dominant religion of the
Roman Empire. How can ... So, the early growth of the Christian church is
impressive, but no more ... Jews and pagans did not try to convert each other.
How did Christianity achieve this tremendous feat? ... Communications between
the various peoples of the Mediterranean had become streamlined into two ...
forth about why Christians were so disliked by the Roman establishment was that
... last remaining libraries of the city (note that the famous Great Library had
Aug 12, 2016 ... But when did Christians begin to build these churches? ..... for Constantine, a
Pagan Roman ruler, Christianity wouldn't be as “popular” as it is today. ... to make
other religions become extinct, so everyone followed Christianity.
When Constantine, the emperor of Rome, became a Christian it meant that the
empire ... “If you will give me victory in this battle, then I will officially become a
Christian. ... He naturally did not find a favorable response from the Jewish
community. ... This put the Jews under tremendous pressure – so much so that a
Because Christianity was so diffuse, and also illegal and therefore kept ....
particular, were given status in the early church that they did not usually enjoy in
... Despite its growing popularity, Christianity may never have become the