Discussion 3 - Paul

Discussion 3 - Paul - Ryan Lee HIST 151 Bullard/Vierra...

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Ryan Lee HIST 151 Bullard/Vierra September 27, 2007 There were several obstructions facing the Christian church in its infancy. There were already a plethora of religions and beliefs that people throughout the Roman Empire resided with, such as Judaism and the mystery religions of the time. This made it difficult to accumulate a large following until the desire for a more globally explanatory belief arose. Although the later Roman Empire saw a drastic desire for divine intervention, a significant portion of the Hellenistic world sought solace in reason and rational thought, and they were unwelcoming to the introduction of a new realm outside of the physical world. The most significant issue, however, was the persecution in the early stages of Christianity. As the religion began to grow through the teachings of Jesus Christ, the Romans began to fear the new group as subversive. They blamed several of the burdens on Roman life and culture on Christianity, and they persecuted according to
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