The Rise of Christianity Notes

The Rise of Christianity Notes - I. II. The Rise of...

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I. The Rise of Christianity II. Christianity: From western Asian sect to transregional religion There are some basic information on how Christianity changed from a western Asian sect to a transregional religion. A. Roman Palestine and Jesus of Nazareth Palestine, a rebellious Roman province; Jesus of Nazareth, the founder of Christianity. B. Paul and the shaping of Christianity Paul of Tarsus; Paul’s teaching: Jesus was a divine being (the “son of God”); non-Jews could become Christians. C. Christianity in the Mediterranean zone The spread of Christianity within Roman Empire; Christianity became a legal religion in 313 C.E.; Christianity became state religion of Roman Empire in 392 C.E. . D. Augustine and the formation of Christian thought St. Augustine (354-430 C.E.) and Roman Christianity; Develops the idea of original sin; Emphasizes the importance of the Church. III.
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2010 for the course HIST HIST 1110 taught by Professor N/a during the Fall '10 term at Kennesaw.

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