Christianity 2 - Christianity communities were less...

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Christianity communities were less self-sustaining, so Paul sent letters to these places and merely wanted to spread the word of Christianity as the faith spread, more and more deFned leadership had to be established - emergence of structure of leadership early structure of leadership : - deacon (can become ordained to become a priest: ordination ) -> priest -> bishop (supervising priests: in charge of a certain area and the congregations/ priests within that area - the area was called a “see”) major sees : Alexandria (Egypt), Jerusalem, Antioch (Syria), Rome, Constantinople 4th century: major turning point in Christian history - 313 CE - Roman emperor Constantine allows free practice of Christianity - 381 CE - Roman emperor Theodosius makes Christianity state religion in empire (to be a part of the empire, you must be Christian) - he put this into place to unify people and strengthen his empire Constantine is knows as the emperor who converted and may have seen Christianity as a good luck charm, and would bring good fortune in battle (paint crosses on the
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