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The Rise of Christianity. The Persecution and the Spread. Quick Review. Tell me what you told me. Listen and Reflect. Perpetua Woman who had just had a child and was set to be executed Something to consider: Is this story a bit exaggerated? What purpose does exaggeration serve?.

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the rise of christianity

The Rise of Christianity

The Persecution and the Spread

quick review
Quick Review

Tell me what you told me

listen and reflect
Listen and Reflect
  • Perpetua
    • Woman who had just had a child and was set to be executed
  • Something to consider:
    • Is this story a bit exaggerated?
    • What purpose does exaggeration serve?
in the beginning
In The Beginning…
  • Roman Religious Policy
    • What was it?
  • Jewish People
    • 2 Groups
      • Conservatives (Orthodox)
      • Zealots
revolution
Revolution!
  • Rise up and fight!
    • Absolutely crushed
  • Always be prepared
    • Survival…how?
so along came this guy
So Along Came This Guy…
  • Jesus
    • Who was he?
    • What did he do?
  • Perception
    • Jews split
      • Group 1 – Messiah
      • Group 2 – Troublemaker, threat to authority
    • Romans
      • Problem Child
i can t believe it s not butter
I can’t Believe It’s Not Butter…
  • The Spread of Christianity
    • Give me some reasons…..
    • A)
    • B)
    • C)
structure
Structure
  • Patriarchs / Pope
    • Bishops (Diocese)
      • Priest
        • Deacon
potential problems to look for
Potential Problems to Look For
  • Rome versus the rest….
  • Continued Persecution
  • Heresy
homework
Homework
  • Become the experts!
    • Group 1 – Reformation Attempts
    • Group 2 – Military
    • Group 3 – Economics
    • Group 4 – Social
    • Group 5 - Political
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