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The Rise of Christianity by Mind Map: The Rise of Christianity
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The Rise of Christianity

The life and teachings of Jesus

Jesus of Nazareth

Born around 6-4 BC

Baptzed by John the Baptist

Began his public ministry at the age of 30

He preached, taught, and performed miracles

A growing movement

The first four books of the Bible are the main source of info on Jesus

Jesus' 12 deciples were later known as apostles

Jesus' Death

When Jesus visited Jerusalem about AD 29 he was greeted as the Messiah, who is the one who is said to rescue the Jews

Jesus was arrested Roman government for defying the authority of Rome

After Jesus' death he was placed in a tomb where 3 days later he reserected and appeared to his followers

Christianity Spreads Through the Empire

Pauls Mission

One day paul had a vision of Jesus afterwards he spent the rest of his life spreading and interpretating Jesus' teachings

Jewish Rebellion

In 66 AD a band of jews rebelled against Rome

In 70 AD the Romans destroyed Jerusalem's temple complex.

The jews made another attempt to break free of the Romans in 132 AD, 500,000 Jews were killed.

Persecution of the Christians

Christians refused to worship oman gods.

By the 2nd Century, the Pax Romana began to crumble.

Roman rulers used Christians as scape goats.

A World Religion

Constantine Accepts Christianity

In 312 AD The Roman emporer Constantine had a vision of a cross so he ordered his troops to put it on their shield's. They were victorious.

In 313 AD, Constantine announced an end to the persecution of Christians

Early Chrisian Church

Christians had given their religion a structure.

Every major city had its own Bishop

A Single Voice

Due to dispute over beliefs, the new testament was created.

The Fathers of the Church

One of the most important Fathers of the church was Augustine

Augustines most famous book is The City of God.