rome essay 2 - History 201 Sec 003 Essay#2 When looking at...

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History 201 – Sec. 003 Essay #2 When looking at Roman history, it is easy to see how many new ideas were integrated into society, and how others were met with indifference. But when looking at the interaction between history and religion, it is impossible to ignore the interference of religion in Roman rule, and the implications that followed. The introduction of Christianity in the Roman world was not met with open arms. In fact, it caused much hostility among locals and the administrators. In the Acts of Paul , Luke describes Paul’s journey to spread the word of Christianity, and the problems he faced along the way. Paul, although he gained many followers, found most of his support among the local townspeople. Administrators and the Roman government were not willing to accept this new belief system into their culture right away. In fact, many Christians were seen as a threat to the Roman Empire. In Tacitus’s account of the fire in 64, the emperor Nero actually used Christians as scapegoats for the devastating damage, when there was
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