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10a-1 EarlyXtian - Triumph and Tragedy: Christianity after...

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Unformatted text preview: Triumph and Tragedy: Christianity after the Apostles {100-400 CE} History of Christianity 4 BC - AD 33 Jesus Christ 33-90 Apostolic Age 90-150 Apostolic Fathers 150-325 Early Church Fathers Ante-Nicean = before the Council of Nicea 325 Constantine and the Imperial Church Missionary Efforts Both organized and individual within the empire Outside the empire by "heretics" Arians = Germans Copts (Egyptians) = Nubia and Ethiopia Nestorians = Persia, Central Asia, and China Celtic Christianity = Ireland Conversion of Jews half of Christians in first two centuries ultimately 20% of all Jews in Empire converted Most Jews saw Christianity as a heresy Christians were ultimately expelled from synagogues Conversion of Roman Elites Christianity was an urban religion pagan = paganus = non-city dweller disproportionate power in cities = centers of power Paganism survived in rural districts beyond 1000 CE Paganism survived in Baltic area to 1300 CE Witchcraft as a form of paganism Modern Neopagan movements (Wicca) Bishops Hebrew mubaqqer = Overseer Greek episkopos e piskop os = piskop = bishop Leaders of Christian communities in cities eventually becoming employees of the Imperial Church Conversion of Jews half of Christians in first two centuries...
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