What was Christianity originally?
Originally, Christianity was a small, unorganized sect that promised personal salvation after death. Salvation was possible through belief in Jesus as the son of God—the same God the Jews believed in. Early Christians debated whether they should only preach to Jews, or if non-Jews could become Christians, too.
When did Rome become a Christian city?
Rome becomes Christian. In 313 CE , the emperor Constantine issued the Edict of Milan, which granted Christianity—as well as most other religions—legal status. While this was an important development in the history of Christianity, it was not a total replacement of traditional Roman beliefs with Christianity.
Who sent the letters to the Romans?
Paul was a Roman citizen and sent these letters to small communities of Christians living throughout the Roman Empire. The letters show us that Paul and his fellow Christians were still figuring out exactly what being a Christian meant.
Was Judaism a legal religion?
Choose 1 answer: Judaism had received the status of a legal religion in the Roman Empire with formal protection s. Although Christianity developed out of Jewish traditions, it had no such legal protections. Christians were occasionally persecuted—formally punished—for their beliefs during the first two centuries CE.
What did Paul write to Christians?
In the decades after Jesus’s death, the Apostle Paul wrote many letters that are now part of the New Testament of the Christian Bible. Paul was a Roman citizen and sent these letters to small communities of Christians living throughout the Roman Empire. The letters show us that Paul and his fellow Christians were still figuring out exactly what being a Christian meant. Issues related to the exact relationship between Judaism and Christianity, and between Christianity and the Roman government, were prominent topics of discussion.
When was Christianity allowed in Rome?
But eventually, Christianity would become the only allowed religion in the Edict of Thessalonica in 380. Comment on History Helper’s post “Before the Edict of Milan…”. Posted 3 years ago.
Who made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire?
Direct link to cicichan35’s post “In 380 CE, the emperor Th…”. In 380 CE, the emperor Theodosius issued the Edict of Thessalonica, which made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire.
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