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When did Christianity become a religion in the Roman Empire?
Christianity kept on growing and in 313 AD, Emperor Constantine made the religion legal – meaning it was acceptable for them to worship openly. Churches were then built throughout the whole empire and in 391 AD it was illegal to worship other gods.
Was Christianity banned in the Roman Empire?
Within the Roman Empire, Christianity was banned and Christians were punished for many years. Feeding Christians to the lions was seen as entertainment in Ancient Rome.
How did the Roman Empire become Christianized overnight?
The Roman Empire did not become Christianized overnight. Roman religious beliefs changed slowly over time. At the time the Western Roman Empire fell in 476 CE, Christianity was still spreading. It is also important to remember that Christianity itself did not appear suddenly or fully-formed.
What was the problem with Christianity in ancient Rome?
The Problem with Christianity in Ancient Rome Christianity was not adopted fully by Ancient Rome. It was not acceptable to Christian thinkers at the time to have Jesus Christ added in or associated with the pagan gods or Ancient Roman religion. It was either Jesus Christ as savior and only God, or nothing.