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

Jews Come Under Roman Rule

Jewish Kingdom

First Jewish kingdom remained independent

Jews revolted against Roman rule, Rome took control of the Jewish kingdom and made it the province of Judea

Religious Matters

They were divided into two major factions, Zealots wanted to rid their homeland of Romans, Another group that the Messiah was soon to appear

The Life and Teachings of Jesus

Jesus' Message

At the age of 30 Jesus began his public ministry

Jesus emphasized God's personal relationship to each human being

One God. Ten Commandments.

Jesus' Death

Some groups greeted him as the Messiah, like the Apostles

Pilate arrested Jesus and sentenced him to be crucified, The cross became a symbol of their beliefs

Christianity Spreads Through the Empire

Paul's Mission

He was an Apostle with a large influence on Christianity development

His message was safely during the Pax Romana

Jewish Rebellion

In 66 A.D the Zealots rebelled against Rome

In 70 A.D the Romans stormed Jerusalim and destroyed the Temple complex

The dispersal of Jews was called the Diaspora

Persecution of the Christians

Christians refused to worship Roman Gods

When the Pax Romana ended, the Romans exiled, imprisoned or executed Christians for not worshipping Roman Gods

A World Religion

Early Christian Church

The apostle Peter traveled to Rome and became the first bishop of Rome

A bishop was the leader of a whole church

Constantine Accepts Christianity

Constantine was fighting three rivals for his title of Roman emperor

Constantine announced an end to the persecutions of Christians in 313 A.D

Discord and Harmony

In an attempt to end confilct church leaders set a single, official standard of belief

Anything that went against popular belief was deemed "heresy".

"Nicene Creed" defined these basic beliefs.

The Fathers of the Church

Augustine taught that God was merciful.

Wrote that the fate of cities such as Rome was not important. As the city of God would never be destroyed.