why did christianity take hold in the ancient world

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  • Why did Christianity triumph in the Roman world?

  • Now traditionally at least the answer to that question of why did Christianity triumph in the Roman world was answered very simply. It was God’s will, of course, but I think we can probably find some other answers as well. Sometimes it’s been suggested that Christianity appealed to a kind of higher moral plane.

  • Why did so many people convert to Christianity?

  • It was God’s will, of course, but I think we can probably find some other answers as well. Sometimes it’s been suggested that Christianity appealed to a kind of higher moral plane. A better form of religiosity than their Roman neighbors, and that’s what made people convert to Christianity.

  • Where did the new religion of Christianity come from?

  • There were lots of new religions that had come in between the time of the conquest of the Alexander the Great down to the time of the Emperors Trajan and Hadrian, when the Christians become a prominent issue. Within this period we find new religions coming from all over the Eastern Mediterranean world.

  • Why did Christianity succeed in the long run?

  • Christianity really established a realm of mutual social support for the members that joined the church. And I think that this was probably in the long run an enormously important factor for the success of the Christian mission.