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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 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?


In The Beginning…

  • Roman Religious Policy

    • What was it?

  • Jewish People

    • 2 Groups

      • Conservatives (Orthodox)

      • Zealots


Revolution!

  • Rise up and fight!

    • Absolutely crushed

  • Always be prepared

    • Survival…how?


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


Back to their Old Ways..


I can’t Believe It’s Not Butter…

  • The Spread of Christianity

    • Give me some reasons…..

    • A)

    • B)

    • C)


Structure

  • Patriarchs / Pope

    • Bishops (Diocese)

      • Priest

        • Deacon


Potential Problems to Look For

  • Rome versus the rest….

  • Continued Persecution

  • Heresy


Homework

  • Become the experts!

    • Group 1 – Reformation Attempts

    • Group 2 – Military

    • Group 3 – Economics

    • Group 4 – Social

    • Group 5 - Political


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