NOTES_SECTION_THREE

NOTES_SECTION_THREE - 1 NOTES SECTION THREE: Slide 1: It is...

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NOTES SECTION THREE: Slide 1: It is important to understand a bit more about the Christian community in Rome since this community is the recipient of the letter. Slide 2: For a brief history of Rome refer to the external link pertaining thereto. However, if this same history had to be summarized in two terms, idealism and pax romana would suffice. Idealism describes the history of Rome because people adored Rome, even though they might never have been there. “ The glory of Rome ” was a major concept. Rome was seen as the epitome of development and progress. Pax Romana is a Latin term referring to “the peace of the Roman empire.” However, this peace was not a qualitative sense of serenity or completeness in the sense of the Hebrew word shalom but more in the sense of the absence of war . Slide 4: With about 800,000 citizens, this was the largest city in the known world. Slide 5: Myth has it that Rome was founded by Remus and Romulus Read the external link named Remus and Romulus—The Founding of Rome
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