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  • Aggressive Persecution Of The Christians In Rome
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    During the first half century after the crucifixion of Jesus, the Roman government including governors in the eastern provinces took no active measures against Christians. The attitude of the higher Roman authorities had always been that Christianity was merely a sect of Judaism, and as such, were entitled to share in its privileges as a recognized religion. In 64 A.D. this attitude suffered a severe alteration. On July 19, 64 A.D. occurred the great fire of Rome. Half a million people were left...
  • Christian Faith
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    The Growing Effects of Persecution Throughout the ages of Christianity, there have been many drawbacks to this cause. Many leaders among the Christian community were persecuted due to the disbelief of Christ being the Messiah among pagan worshipers, heathens, and even other credible religious leaders. This persecution more often led to death, or other horrifying results. But no matter what horrendous effects, there was always a brighter side causing the Christian faith to grow even stronger. Bec...
  • Truth And Justice
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    In my opinion theme with the most impact in 'To Kill a Mockingbird" is Hypocrisy as shown in three main incidents. These are the teachings of Ms Gates about the atrocities of Adolf Hitler whilst she hated blacks; the missionary circle trying to show how Christian they are while believing that to be a brother of Christ you must be white and finally the hypocrisy of the American court system in the 30's by saying they stand for justice. In Ms Gates' classroom we read about her teaching her class t...
  • Persecute The Christians
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    Christian Contradictions THESIS STATEMENT: If only the Christians were allowed to profess their faith and do what ever they want to in express to their faith, then non of these would have happened. Way back before when Christianity was still a bud starting to grow and become a full-bloom flower, a lot of people especially the Roman emperors could not accept it. They condemned and persecuted the Christians who would profess their faith. When Christianity was finally accepted, still there were sti...
  • Legitimate To Criminals Being Christian
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    After Interviewing my mother about religion, being a Christian her self said that Christianity has been one if the biggest religions since the beginning like with Rome. Since the state often punished Christians for disturbing the peace, the Empire is often shown as merciless and callous. However, texts seem to suggest that the Empire did not treat Christians any differently from the other citizens of the state. Christianity in itself was not illegal under Roman law, so Christians were not target...
  • Early Christian Church
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    A Critical Interpretation of Hans Kung's Historical Analysis of the Development of the Hierarchical Church The beginnings of the Christian church are shrouded in mystery. With the lack of evidence about that time in history, it is hard to draw conclusions of any type. However, the historical analyst, Hans Kung, has written a book to shed some light on the subject. In this book, Kung discusses his opinion on the development of the early church, and its hierarchical structure. In the following pap...
  • Statement Persecution Of Christians
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    Religious Persecution of Christian Beliefs What is religious persecution? At the beginning of this project, I thought religious persecution was a black and white topic with a clear definition. I thought that religious persecution was simply the persecution of a group because of their religious faith. However, I discovered that there are no simple explanations of religious persecution, and it is a much more complex and controversial issue than I had imagined. In fact, some events categorized as r...
  • 64 A.D. The Christians
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    Christianity is defined as, "A major religion, stemming from the life, teachings, and death of Jesus of Nazareth (the Christ, or the Anointed One of God) in the 1st century AD". (Shelton) It has become the largest of the world's religions. Yet in Ancient Rome in the first century A.D. they were not welcome. Christians were burned and tortured, and persecuted for just over three hundred years because of their beliefs. Why We may never fully know, but I believe it was mostly out of fear. Fear of t...
  • Rome's First General Persecution Of Christians
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    Between the first and fourth centuries Christianity gradually became the prevailing religion of Rome. The burden of how to respond to this new religion was placed upon the Roman government. Many kings or emperors of the Romans responded to Christianity in a different fashion. Over this large amount of time Christianity fought its way into the hearts and souls of the Roman people. Through the first general persecution of Christians by Decius in 250 A.D. to the conversion of the emperor to Christi...
  • Persecution Of Christians
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    The way the Romans viewed Christianity is slightly different from the general theory. The Romans did not spend all their time hunting down Christians in order to crucify them or throw them to the lions. When Christianity first started in the Roman Empire, it was viewed as another sect of Judaism. There was no differentiating between the Jews and the Christians in the eyes of the Roman government. The Christians were seen simply as a more radical group of Jews. They were also not completely trust...
  • Christianity Rokuemon
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    In a historical fiction novel, Shusaku Endo brings forth the theme of faith and loyalty. "On one level, this novel is the story of that journey towards faith" (Gessel 153). This quote form Van C. Gessel captures the main theme of the novel. In this novel, the main character, Rokuemon Hasekura, faces a moral decision between two completely different religions. As he journeys though different places in the world he is exposed to another completely different religion of Christianity. As he returns ...

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