Challenge%20of%20Christianity%2c%20Conversion%20of%20Rome%20%282%20October%202007%29

Challenge%20of%20Christianity%2c%20Conversion%20of%20Rome%20%282%20October%202007%29

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H ISTORY 140/141 * F ALL 2007 C AROL S YMES Tuesday, 2 October 2007 The Challenge of Christianity and the Conversion of Rome Q UESTIONS TO BE A DDRESSED IN T ODAY S S ENATORIAL D EBATE Why was Christianity considered a threat? What was the Empire’s policy with respect to Christians, and why did it change? Why did people embrace this new faith? Why did the Emperor Constantine do so? Should the Empire itself become Christian? YOU DECIDE! T ERMS INTRODUCED IN C LASS doctrine ~ Latin: doceo, “to teach” tenet ~ Latin: teneo, “to hold” piety ~ Latin: pietas , “sense of duty, devotion to forefathers, filial love” church ~ Greek: ekklesia , “an assembly” saint ~ Latin: sanctus, “ holy person” martyr ~ Greek: martyros, “a witness” deacon ~ Greek: diakonos, “servant, guard” bishop ~ Greek: episkopos, “overseer” catholic ~ Greek: catholikos, “universal” heresy ~ Greek: hairemoai , “to choose for oneself” apostasy ~ Greek: apostazo, “to turn away” A DDITIONAL S OURCES C ITED IN THE S ENATE (O THERS AVAILABLE IN YOUR TEXTBOOKS
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This note was uploaded on 09/02/2010 for the course HIST 141 taught by Professor Crowston during the Fall '06 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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