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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

Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea

at age 30, Jesus began his public ministry

he taught ideas based on Jewish tradition, monotheism, and the 10 commandments

A growing movement

12 men were called apostles

his teachings were simple and direct

he traveled town to town teaching everyone about God.

Jesus' death

Jesus visited Jerusalem in AD 29, and was called the Messiah

Pontius Pilate ordered Jesus to be crucified.

Christos: messiah/savior. Christianity: comes from the word Christ.

a World Religion

Constantine Accepts Christianity

Constantine prayed for divine help during battle in AD 312. he received the help, won the battle, and from then on thanked the gods.

AD 313 Constantine acconced and end to Christian persecution.

in 380, Theodosius made this the official religion.

Early Chrisitian Church

When Crhistians had structure to their religion, the Roman Empire had a heirarchy.

Every major city has its own bishop

Rome was the capital of the Empire, and the center of the Church.

a Single Voice

as the religion grew, dissagreements rose about the formal beliefs

New Testament was established

Nincene Creed was written

the Fathers of the Church

early writers and scholars have been called the Fathers of the Church

Augustine was the most important

most famous book: The City of God

Chrisianity rose, Roman Empire weakened.

Christianity spreads through the Empire

Paul's Mission

Paul had a big influence on Christianity development.

spoken in Greek and Latin; easy to understand

Pax Romana made travel to spread to word easy

Paul stressed that Christians should accept everyone; Jews and Gentiles.

Jewish rebellion

AD 66 a group of Jews rebelled against Rome

AD 70, Romans stormed Jerusalem and destroyed the temple complex

AD 132, Jews attempted to break free. 1/2 a million died in 3 years

Diaspora: disperal of Jews

Persecution of the Christians

Christians posed a problem for Roman leaders. they refused to worship Roman Gods.

some leaders used the Christians as scapegoats for political/economic troubles

2nd century, Pax Romana started to crumble, and Romans began to exile/imprison/execute Christians,

Christians were then known as martyrs.