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The Origins of Christianity
For all the changes and adaptations Christianity has brought into its history, it all must begin with Jesus: Who was he? What do we know?
The word in the Bible translated as ‘repentance” is the Greek word “Metanoia” which means to “turn around.”
Jesus was against the “holiness code.” The parables of Jesus teach that our usual way of perceiving things is not God’s way of perceiving things.
It seems that Jesus was one of those rare teachers who lived what he taught.
The Early Jesus Movement His followers taught that three days after the death of Jesus he appeared before them alive and well.
Pentecost After Pentecost the disciples of Jesus, formerly confused and afraid, became full of faith and courage, to the point of willingness to become martyrs.
Paul Paul made the message of Jesus universal. You did not have to become a Jewish convert first in order to be a Christian.
Paul’s Journey’s Paul came preaching a message of love and hope that included all people, slaves and free, men and women, Jew and Gentile.
The New Testament The Gospels are proclamations of the “Good News” about Jesus. They are built on the memories and oral traditions of those who knew Jesus.
Christianity in the Roman World Some time shortly after the year 70, Gentile Christians were asked to leave the synagogue and Christianity became a separate religion.
Greek Philosophy: Plato Plato’s vision of two worlds gave philosophical expression to an important Christian teaching about how the Holy Spirit could influence people.
Mithraism was one of the early challenges to Christianity as were other groups such as the Gnostic Christians.
Constantine Constantine believed that he would come to rule the Roman Empire through the sign of Jesus.
Most Christians still believe the essentials of the Nicene Creed.
Christianity and the Roman Empire
The Origins and Spread of Christianity
Christianity Basic Tenets The Rise of Christianity Romans conquered Palestine in 63 BC *Jews were tolerated and excused from worshiping roman gods Jews.
I Wonder Who Saint Paul Was ?. St Paul’s Jewish name was Saul. Tarsus He was a Roman Citizen who came from the town of Tarsus Tarsus.
The Roman Empire and Religion
The Foundation Stones of Christianity
Chapter 13 – Rome and Christianity
The Rise of Christianity Ashley Harvey. The First Christians During the 900s B.C., Israel was divided into two kingdoms: Israel and Judah. The Kingdom.
The Development of Christianity World History I. Early Roman Religion The original Roman religion was polytheistic (many gods). – The Romans were tolerant.
The religion of Christianity By: Tykey Collins Natascha Laudenberger And Yesenia Acevedo.
The Life of Jesus of Nazareth Christianity was founded on his life and teachings Jesus’ birth and early life Born of a virgin, Mary and a carpenter.
Coptic Christianity. Pope Shenouda III “More than 95% of Egypt’s Christians belong to the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria.”
Chapter 6 Section 3 The Rise of Christianity Jews Come Under Roman Rule When conquering Judea, Romans gave control of religion to the Jews. The Jews.
The impact and contribution of Paul of Tarsus on Christianity
The Books of the New Testament The 27 books of the NT are logically divided: 1. The Gospel Accounts (4 books): Matthew through John, the life of Christ.
What’s the deal with all those books in the Bible anyways?
The Rise of Christianity
Chapter 13 Rome and Christianity. Roman Gods and Goddesses The official religion of the Romans.
Rome and Christianity. Main Ideas Romans generally practiced religious tolerance, but they came into conflict with the Jews. A new religion, Christianity,
ROME and the RISE OF CHRISTIANITY
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