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World Religions. Judaism & Christianity. Essential Standards. 6.C.1 Explain how the behaviors and practices of individuals and groups influenced societies, civilizations and regions.

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World religions

World Religions

Judaism & Christianity

Essential standards
Essential Standards

  • 6.C.1 Explain how the behaviors and practices of individuals and groups influenced societies, civilizations and regions.

  • 6.H.2 Understand the political, economic and/or social significance of historical events, issues, individuals and cultural groups.

Clarifying objectives
Clarifying Objectives

  • 6.C.1.2 Explain how religion transformed various societies, civilizations and regions (e.g., beliefs, practices and spread of Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism).

  • 6.H.2.4 Explain the role that key historical figures and cultural groups had in transforming society (e.g., Mansa Musa, Confucius, Charlemagne and Qin Shi Huangdi).

Essential questions
Essential Questions

  • How was Judaism & Christianity different from each other?

  • Whowas Jesus Christ?

  • How did Christianity spread?

  • Why did Christianity spread & not Judaism?

  • Compare & Contrast Judaism & Christianity?

Judaism christianity
Judaism & Christianity

  • The reason we talk about Judaism & Christianity at the same time is because

  • Without Judaism we never would have had Christianity


  • Monotheistic

  • Worship Yahweh

  • Torah

  • 613 Commandments

  • Only descendents of Abraham could practice Judaism


  • Monotheistic

  • Worship Jesus Christ

  • Bible

  • 10 Commandments

  • Anyone who accepts Jesus Christ as their Lord & Savior can practice Christianity



  • Judaism & Christianity center around the concept of Monotheism

  • This is the belief in just ONE god

  • Judaism/Christianity was the first religion to believe this (monotheism)


  • Judaism starts with a man named Abram

  • When Abram was 99 years old he went to a mountain to meditate and God appeared to him telling him to walk with him

  • He quickly changes his name to Abraham meaning “father of many”

Covenant promise
Covenant (Promise)

  • Abraham & God make a promise to each other

  • God promises…

    • You will have many decedents

    • Land of Canaan “Promised Land”

Judaism grows
Judaism Grows

  • Abraham does have many descendents as God promises

  • Judaism grows as a religion and there are many followers of it

Rules of judaism
Rules of Judaism

  • There were many rules of Judaism

  • These rules were enforced by the Pharisees & Sadducees

  • There were 613 commandments that all people of Judaism had to follow if they wanted to go to heaven


  • Ancient Rome eventually conquers the land of Jews (Judaism)

  • It becomes a Roman province called Judea

  • Judea got it’s name because it was where all the Jews were from

Jesus is born
Jesus is Born

  • Jesus is born in Rome (Bethlehem, which was part of Rome)

  • Jesus was a man that didn’t agree with all the rules of Judaism and said that God doesn’t require you to follow all these rules

Jesus preaches
Jesus Preaches

  • Jesus instead preaches of Love, Peace, Justice for all

  • He would preach to the poor people

  • He was very charismatic & performed miracles

Jesus preaches1
Jesus Preaches

  • Jesus preaches messages like

    • It is easier for a camel to fit through the eye of a needle than a rich man to get to heaven

    • The meek are blest

    • The last should be first & the first should be last in the Kingdom of God

Why do people believe jesus
Why do People Believe Jesus

  • Jesus preaches that he is the Son of God & the Messiah (savior)

  • Jews had long believed that a Messiah would come to them in a time of trouble

  • This was a time of trouble for the Jews

Why do people believe jesus1
Why do People Believe Jesus

  • Prophets that had prophesied about the Messiah had described someone who was poor, misunderstood & mistreated

  • Jesus fit those categories

Time of trouble
Time of Trouble

  • This was a time of trouble for the Jews

  • They had become part of Roman Rule that would not respect the practices of the Jews

  • It was prophesized during a time of trouble a messiah would come to bring an everlasting Kingdom

Angered the romans
Angered the Romans

  • First of all Romans were under the impression that the Cesar was the son of god

  • This began to anger the Romans because the Jews started believe Jesus Christ

Jesus crucified
Jesus Crucified

  • Romans were getting mad & afraid of Jesus Christ and these people calling themselves Christians

  • So they arrested him gave him a fake trial & crucified him


  • 0:00-6:20

Romans make things miserable for the jews
Romans make things Miserable for the Jews

  • The Romans attack the city of Jerusalem (Jewish Holy City) and expel the Jews from the city

  • They no longer had a city to call home (homeless)

Jews face decision
Jews Face Decision

  • Christians decide that instead of going back to Judaism they will open up the faith to all

  • This was the split point of Judaism & Christianity

  • Judaism was only for the chosen Jews

  • Christianity was for all people

Christianity is born
Christianity is Born

  • Christianity is born to all people who believe in Jesus Christ & accept him as Lord & Savior

  • Christianity spreads fast & becomes a world religion because now it was open for anyone to join

  • But why did it spread so FAST

Saul i mean paul
Saul, I mean Paul

  • Christianity spread so fast because of Paul

  • He would write letters to the people of the Mediterranean Area (Corinth)

  • He also walked around Rome spreading the word of God

  • He was a Roman citizen so he could travel freely throughout Rome

  • He converted many, many, many people to Christianity


  • 30:15-34:50

Women slaves
Women & Slaves

  • Women & Slaves latch onto Christianity

  • This is because women & slaves had no rights

  • It gave these people hope for a better afterlife


  • 34:00-41:57

Emperor constantine
Emperor Constantine

  • Eventually Roman Emperor Constantine allowed the public worship of Jesus in Ancient Rome in 337 B.C.

  • He went even further by converting himself to Christianity before his death

  • From that point on Ancient Rome became Christian which is why we say Roman Catholic Church today


  • 41:57-64:06

Christianity a world religion
Christianity a World Religion

  • Christianity spreads around the world

  • Christianity spreads from Rome to the Middle East to Europe & eventually to North & South America

  • Missionaries were sent after civilizations were conquered to convert natives

Essential questions1
Essential Questions

  • How was Judaism & Christianity different from each other?

  • How was Jesus Christ?

  • How did Christianity spread?

  • Why did Christianity spread & not Judaism?

  • Compare & Contrast Judaism & Christianity?

Eog questions
EOG Questions

  • How did early Christianity spread around the world?

  • A) Missionaries followed conquerors and colonists.

  • B) Bibles were published in all languages.

  • C) Christian sea captains sold fares to other Christians.

  • D) European monarchs practiced the religion when they traveled.

Important points
Important Points

  • 6.C.1.2 (Religion) Judaism & Christianity centered on Monotheism

  • 6.C.1.2 (Religion) Christianity spread through MISSIONARIES being sent to conquered lands

  • 6.H.2.4 (Key Historical Figures) Jesus Christ is the Son of God