Early Religion and the Rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire.
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Monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.
A man born within the Roman Empire who was crucified by the Romans. The largest religion in the world today is based on his teachings and beliefs.
Early Roman Religion
This was polytheistic, practiced animal sacrifice and was based heavily on the religion of the ancient Greeks.
An ancient Roman religious official who would use animal entrails to predict the future.
He was the Roman king of the gods.
There is evidence on stone tablets that many early Romans prayed to their early gods for this.
In this year, the emperor Nero used the excuse of a great fire in Rome to blame and then persecute Christians.
This emperor wanted Christianity wiped out completely. He burned Christian writings and churches and imprisoned Christians.
In the 300's, this emperor allowed Romans to worship ANY religion. He was the first emperor to allow Christianity and become a Christian himself.
By this date, the emperor Theodosius enforced Christianity as the ONLY religion in the empire.
By this date, Christianity had become the dominant (major) religion of the Roman Empire.
To treat a person or group badly because of their beliefs, race, ethnicity, etc.
To accept something.
The date given to the year Jesus Christ was born.
The region of the Roman Empire that Christianity started in.
The city within the Roman Empire that Jesus was born in.
The city within the Roman Empire that Jesus was executed in.
A person who travels around in order to spread their religious beliefs.
The religion of Jesus. The earliest monotheistic religion to develop.
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