Rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire

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  • -57 BCE

    Roman Rule of Israel Begins

    Roman Rule of Israel Begins
    The beginning of a relationship between the Romans and the Jews.
    -A Roman Procurator was in charge of political, military, and fiscal affairs.
    -The meaning of this was to reorganize.
    -Cultures began to overlap.
    -Hyrcanus was turned into king of Judea.
    -The Romans and the Jews started to clash.
  • AD 1

    Jesus of Nazareth

    Jesus of Nazareth
    The cause of Christianity.
    -Born in Bethlehem
    -His main message is acceptance of him and forgiveness.
    -Flavius Josephs witnessed Christs existence.
    -The 4 gospels tell of his 37 prophecies.
    -The messiah prophesied in Hebrew scripture.
  • 4

    Paul of Tarsus

    Paul of Tarsus
    Once wanted to destroy all Christians but became one of the churches greatest saints.
    -He grew up in a Jewish family.
    -When hearing about the work of god Paul began to persecute his followers and tell them they should give up on their religion.
    -Paul's interaction with god caused him to converse to Christianity.
    -Began to teach about god in different countries.
  • 64

    Great Fire of Rome

    Great Fire of Rome
    The Great Fire of Rome was a significant event for Rome.
    -Broke out along the shops surrounding the Circus Maximus.
    - Fire lasted 6 days but then started up again lasting for another 3 and destroying 2 thirds of Rome.
    -Destroyed beloved Monuments, including the 800 year old Temple of Jupitor Stator.
    -Nero was blamed for starting the fire because people thought he wanted to take over the Roman Empire.
    -Roman Christians predicted the fire due to prophecies they believed in.
  • 182


    An inspiration to Christians due to her imprisonment.
    -Remembered as a Christian martyr.
    -Attended Carthage's church with her family.
    -Imprisoned for not following the edict along with 4 other companions.
    -She was popular for her influential diary.
    -Wrote a diary about her imprisonment, her religion, her companions, her dreams.
  • 280

    Constantine the Great

    Constantine the Great
    Constantine helped Christians.
    -First Roman Emperor to profess Christianity.
    -First emperor to practice Christianity.
    -Put out an edict that protected Christians.
    -Educated in Latin and Greek
    -Constantine joined his father (who was the emperor before him), in a military campaign
  • 303

    Great Persecution of 303 CE

    Great Persecution of 303 CE
    A downfall for Christians but ended in success.
    -Most severe prosecution of Christians.
    -The beginning of Christianity's termination.
    -Festival called Terminalia leading up to the persecution.
    -Legal rights were taken away from Christians.
    -Galerius became the new emperor and in 311 ce he stopped the persecutions and allowed believers to practice their beliefs and religion in safety.
  • 312

    Battle of Milivian bridge

    Battle of Milivian bridge
    Event that led to faith.
    -Everyone in his troops claimed to be emperor and fought for power.
    -Maxentius attempted to invade the Milvian Bridge but failed.
    -Event led to conversion to conversion to Christianity for Constantine.
    -Event was popular for bringing people towards faith.
    -Biggest achievement was Constantine becoming a Christian.
  • 313

    Edict of Milan

    Edict of Milan
    This was freedom for Christians and gave them safety.
    -Established security for Christians.
    -The result of a political agreement between Roman emperors Constantine I and Licinius.
    -Granted permission to practice any religion desired freely.
    -This gave back Christians legal rights.
    -This edict was highly effective.
  • 347

    Emperor Theodosius

    Emperor Theodosius
    -Established the creed of the Council of Nicaea.
    -Turned into the main of emperor of East and Western Rome.
    -Theodosius was born and raised in Spain.
    -He thought the military needed to be rebuilt in his eyes.
    -Theodosius was emperor by the grace of god and handled conflict with faith.