Rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire

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  • -1 BCE

    Jesus of Nazareth

    Jesus of Nazareth
    Jesus of Nazareth was believed to be the incarnation of God. He was born in a village called Nazareth. He was the a Jewish preacher and religious leader, he was also the main figure in Christianity. He was born during the rein of the Roman Emperor Tiberius Claudius Nero.
  • 10

    Paul of Tarsus

    Paul of Tarsus
    Paul of Tarsus was an apostle who taught the Gospel of Christ, he could otherwise be known as Saint Paul. He is the second most important person to the history of Christianity. He had an large impact with his letters about Christian Theology. He traveled many miles to spread the word about Christianity and Jesus.
  • 64

    Great Fire of Rome

    Great Fire of Rome
    The Great Fire of Rome was a fire that started on July 18, 64 CE, ending July 23, 64 CE, destroying approximately 60,000 buildings in Rome. The fire ignited in the Circus Maximus, + it's suspected Nero, the roman emperor at the time, started the fire. He wanted to rebuild the empire to his liking. However, Nero blamed the fire on the new Jewish religious group called the Christians. He blamed them because they had prophecies predicting the fire, and maybe someone wanting it to come true.
  • 66

    Roman Rule of Israel (begins)

    Roman Rule of Israel (begins)
    Roman Rule of Israel began with the first Jewish-Roman war. The Roman emperors Vespasian and Titus had the Romans destroy many parts of the temples in Israel. The Romans won the war against Jerusalem. The rein continued for about 400 years. They even stole artifacts from the Temple.
  • 203

    Perpetua

    Perpetua
    Perpetua was a Christian martyr who was born in Carthage, Tunisia. She wrote The Passions of Saints Perpetua and Felicity, this book was a journal about her time in prison and in trials. Since Christians were seen as a threat, she was then sent to officials who decide she would be a sacrifice towards the Roman Gods. She was sentenced to death in an arena against live wild animals, bc she refused to be a sacrifice bc she was christian.
  • 272

    Constantine the Great

    Constantine the Great
    Constantine the Great was a Roman Emperor who came into rein 306 and 337 CE. His father, Constantius Chlorus, appointed him as emperor once he became ill. Constantine was known as a good ruler, he was also the ruler that stopped the persecution of Christians.He was self-acknowledged as a Christian and he initiated the empire to practice Christianity.
  • 303

    Great Persecution of 303 CE

    Great Persecution of 303 CE
    Great Persecution of 303 CE was the last and most harsh persecution of Christians in the roman empire. There were 3,000-3,500 Christians were executed under imperial edicts. They were forced out of social, political, and military institutes. Constantius issued official orders revoking any Christians' legal rights and he wanted them to practice traditional religions. Since Nero blamed the Christians for the Great Fire of Rome, an emperor, Decius recognized the Christians as "enemies of Rome".
  • 312

    Battle of Milvian Bridge

    Battle of Milvian Bridge
    The Battle of Milvian Bridge between the Roman Emperors Constantine I and Maxentius. It was named because it was an important route, The Milvian Bridge over the Tiber. This battle was won by Constantine I, this is when he then decided to switch over to Christianity. He decided bc, he had a dream that Christ told him to us the sign of the cross against all of his enemies. He then put the cross on all of his soldier's shields. With his victory in the Battle of MB he regarded it towards Christ.
  • 313

    Edict of Milan

    Edict of Milan
    The Edict of Milan was a letter proclaiming in the Roman Empire their would tolerance of religions. This letter ended the Persecution of Christians, and it was signed by Constantine and Licinius. This made practicing the Christian religion legalized. It also was the product of a political agreement between Constantine and Licinius.
  • 347

    Emperor Theodosius

    Emperor Theodosius
    Emperor Theodosius came into rule 379 and was continues till 395 CE. He was the last emperor to rule both halves of Rome. During his rule he issued the edict of Thessalonica stating that Christianity would be the official religion of Rome. He also came up with a solution to the Gothic problem, he also created unity within the empire.