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Describe three ways that Christianity had an effect on the Roman empire in the fourth century CE. In the history and longevity of Roman power, the rise of Christianity throughout the empire brought its own effects on the Roman empire. Primarily, Roman religion was supposed to benefit the state and any belief system or cult that challenged or threaten the site, the imperial power or the primacy of Roman rule was suspect and deemed dangerous. So, in the beginning, a long time, Roman occasionally repressed religious belief or practices that threatened cohesive aspects of the state and imperial cults or that encouraged Romans to behave in ways that could undermine the social fabric, for example, like Astrologers were expelled from Rome in 139 BC because of the magic associated with some of their practices; Jews were forced out of Jerusalem in 135 CE and Judaism was occasionally persecuted but Jews worshipped safely in Rome. Rome regarded the Jewish faith with its legal restrictions and monotheism as odd but they tolerated it and even allowed synagogues to exist in Rome.( Boatwright 300) In addition to Christians were persecuted first in 64 CE after a fire destroyed most of Rome. it is by Nero. Plus, during his execution, a woman named Perpetua recorded her terrible experience and Tertullian, important Christian writer and philosopher published in his work “suffering of the Holy Martyrs”. Jesus is the
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  • Spring '12
  • Ramsby
  • Christianity, Eastern Roman Empire, history factory, important Christian emperor

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