Rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire

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In History
  • -4 BCE

    Jesus of Nazareth

    He is often referred to as the central figure of Christianity. He was believed to be the incarnation of the son of God, and awaiting to be the Christ. This was philosophized in the old testament.
  • -4 BCE

    Paul of Tarsus

    He was a man who was sent off when he was a young boy to a Jewish camp, where he learned the teaching of Jesus. Once a man he traveled around teaching the gospel of Christ.
  • 64

    Great Fire of Rome

    Great Fire of Rome
    It was a massive fire that broke out in 64 BC in the merchant shops in the Circus Maximus. Due to all the destruction from the fire many Christians were blamed for it and were persecuted.
  • 272

    Constantine the Great

    Constantine the Great
    He was the first Roman Emperor who promoted the ways of Christianity, by making the taxes lower if you were Christian and many other ways. He also helped establish the Edict of Milan.
  • 313

    Edict of Milan

    The Edict of Milan was a letter signed by emperors Constantine and Licinius that outlawed the persecutions of Christians.
  • Period:
    66
    to
    70

    Roman Rule of Israel (begins)

    The Roman charged and destroyed the Temple of Jerusalem. Also, if the people of the Jewish faith did not surrender they would execute them.
  • Period:
    181
    to
    203

    Perpetua

    She was killed during the early days of Christianity, but when she was executed she did not have much fear and showed her faith till death. This caused many people to convert to Christianity.
  • Period:
    303
    to
    311

    The Great Persecution of 303 CE

    This was a time when the most persecutions happened to Christians. The Emperors Diocletian, Maximian, Galerius, and Constantius, made multiple edicts against the Christian religious traditions because they refused to partake in some of the Roman traditions.
  • Period:
    379
    to
    395

    Emperor Theodosius

    He was the last Emperor to rule over both halves of Rome. Also, he went against the people who invaded the empire.
  • Period:
    379
    to
    395

    Battle of Milvian Bridge

    The Battle of Milvian Bridge was the battle the Constantine fought with his army while being outnumbered. The night of the battle he claimed he saw the sign of God and was told to put it on all the shields for protection. They won the war and Constantine swore that God helped them win the war and started to promote Christianity.