Rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire

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    Jesus of Nazareth

    Jesus of Nazareth
    Jesus played a huge part in Christianity. People believed that Jesus was the one true son of God. Jesus was arrested shortly after the last supper which is where he gave his last sermon. Jesus was crucified in 30 CE for spreading Christianity.
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    Roman Rule of Israel

    Roman Rule of Israel
    The Roman Rule of Israel was important because Israel was the head of Christianity at the time. The Roman population was obsessed with everything Christian at the time. Once the Romans conquered Israel they quickly led Israel into the ground.
  • 64

    The Great Fire of Rome

    The Great Fire of Rome
    The Great Fire of Rome was a fire that lasted for 6 days and destroyed over 65% of Rome. Historians believe that Nero started the fire so that he could blame the Christians. Nero supposedly hired people to keep the fire going.
  • 64

    The Great Persecution

    The Great Persecution
    Diocletian blamed the Christians for the economic downfall of Rome. Diocletian also blamed the Christians to unify the empire and instill a shared belief in the old gods. Christians were found and burnt at the stake. Before then the Christians were persecuted by Nero. They were persecuted for supposedly starting the Great Fire of Rome.
  • 64

    Paul of Tarsus

    Paul of Tarsus
    Paul of Tarsus (a.k.a Paul the Apostle) was one of the most important apostles after Jesus' death. Paul spent the rest of his life teaching people the Christian religion. Paul was accused of violating a temple. Paul was arrested and decapitated for his crimes.
  • 203

    Perpetua

    Perpetua
    Perpetua was a martyr. She was a young mother who was persecuted for her religious beliefs. People were upset at her execution because she was pregnant at the time.
  • 312

    Constantine the Great

    Constantine the Great
    Constantine was responsible for the rise in Christianity. Historians say that before the Battle of Milvian Bridge, Constantine looked in the sky and saw the sign of the cross. Constantine discovered his faith and won the battle. He shared his faith with the rest of Rome.
  • 312

    The Battle of Milvian Bridge

    The Battle of Milvian Bridge
    The Battle of Milvian Bridge was a battle between Constantine the Great and Maxentius. This was an important battle because if Constantine didn't win then he couldn't share his faith with the rest of Rome. Constantine was always meant to win the Battle because he established his faith in God.
  • 313

    The Edict of Milan

    The Edict of Milan
    The Edict of Milan was a letter signed by Constantine and Licinius which allowed Christians to pursue their religion in peace. The Edict of Milan also put an end to the persecution of Christians.
  • 380

    Emperor Theodosius

    Emperor Theodosius
    Theodosius played a huge role in the rise in Christianity. After Constantine passed the Edict of Milan, Christianity was made legal. People were able to express their Christianity without being killed. Theodosius passed the Edict of Thessalonica which made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire