Rise Of Christianity In The Roman Empire

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In History
  • -4 BCE

    Jesus Of Nazareth

    Jesus Of Nazareth
  • -4 BCE

    Paul Of Tarsus

    Paul Of Tarsus
    -He was one of Jesus's disciples
    -He was an Apostal
    -He taught the word of God alongside Jesus
    -He was very loyal and wrote about Jesus in the bible
    -His letters has really helped us learn more about that time period as well as learn more and more about God/Jesus
    -Many say he was one of the most important people in Christian history
    -In the bible, we see Paul in almost every book (in the New Testimate)
    -Without Paul, we would not see as many people following and believing in the word of God
  • 64

    The Great Fire Of Rome

    The Great Fire Of Rome
    -The fire started in Merchants shops and spread around the city
    -The fire lasted for 6 days
    -Over 2/3rds of Rome was destroyed
    -Nero the King wanted to tear down Rome and rebuild it and add many palaces that would be called Necropolis.
    -Everyone blamed Nero because they thought that he started the fire because the senate would not let him build the temples so he did this so it was guaranteed.
    I got all of my facts from https://www.pbs.org/wnet/secrets/great-fire-rome-background/1446/
  • 64

    Roman Rule Of Israel

    Roman Rule Of Israel
    -It was when they took over Israel and spread their culture and religions as well as government
    -Rome ended up ruling most part of the known world during that time
    - They defeated the Jews
    -At that point, Christians and Jews were outcasts
    -They created a military there, to keep strong order
  • 182


    -She was born some time in 182 AD and died on March 2, 203 AD
    -She was a Christina who was imprisoned
    -She journaled about her trial and her process while in prison
    -She died like most Christians in that time in an arena
    -After Christianity was banned she was arrested and started ger journaling
    -I think it is very fascinating that this was one of the only documents found that was recorded by a woman
    -A lot of her journal entries were about dreams she had while in prison
  • 208

    Constantine The Great

    Constantine The Great
    -Constantine was born on February 27 208 AD and died on May 22, 337 AD.
    -He ruled from 306 to 337
    -An interesting fact is that his father was an officer in the Roman army
    -His father died why he was at war and Constantine was declared emperor
    -Since Rome was split up he was the emperor of the Western part of Rome
    -While he was emperor he became involved in Christianity and he wanted to allow the Christians to have the freedom to practice their religion. He created the Edict of Milan in 313 AD.
  • 303

    Great Persecution of 303 CE

    Great Persecution of 303 CE
    -The great persecution was the last big persecution of Christians
    -After that edicts were written telling Christians to follow their religious beliefs
    -Over 3,000 Christians were persecuted on this day
    -The emperors at the time were Emperors Diocletian, Maximian, Galerius, and Constantius
    -This was the biggest and last persecution of Christians
    -The edicts made everyone sacrifice to the Gods as well as give offerings
    -Constantine, Constantius son gave Christians back their rights
  • 312

    Battle of Milvian Bridge

    Battle of Milvian Bridge
    -Constantine was emperor at the time
    -The battle was between Constantine and Maxentius
    -Constantine started the battle
    -Apparently the night before the big battle Constantine had a dream about a cross and below it was a message that said, "hoc signo vinces" which can be translated to "In this sign, prevail
    -After that, all of his soldiers had crosses painted onto their shields
    -Now they were Christians soldiers
    -Constantine ended up winning and after that, he spread the Christian message
  • 313

    Edict Of Milan

    Edict Of Milan
    -The Edict Of Milan was made by Emporer Constantine 1 and Emporer Licinius
    -Constantine ruled the western parts and Licinius ruled the eastern parts
    -It basically granted rights to Christian
    -It gave back the rights the Christians lost during their century of persecution
    -Unfortunately, the exact Edict is no longer around
    -Christians could freely worship their religion as well as spread the word of God
    -They could also organize churches
  • 347

    Emperor Theodosius

    Emperor Theodosius
    -He was the Roman emperor from 379 to 395
    -He was born on January 11 347 and died on January 17 395
    -He started off being the emperor of the east of Rome and then became emperor of the east and west of Rome
    -He wanted to rebuild the Roman army with discipline
    -He wanted to protect the Roman empire
    -He invaded many places making his military very strong and somewhat feared.
    -He was able to create trust with many people
    -He had a four-year-old son named Honorius