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Lecture Ten: The Rise of Christianity Lecture Reading – Sherman, pages 169-187, Documents 5.2 and 5.4. I.Religious Longing A.Roman Religious Sensibilities – state religion 1.Stoicism and Neoplatonism a)Focus on ethical behavior b)Believe in spark of divinity c)Rationalistic 2.Mystery Cults – irrational/emotional a)Dionysus and Isis b)Irrational, ecstatic B.Rome and Judaism – Judah = subject empire 1.Herod, King of Judea – overly accommodating to Rome 2.Sadducees – keep Temple safe, willing to compromise 3.Pharisees – Jewish practice (purity laws/adherence to proper behavior or observation) 4.Essenes – live in desert 5.Zealots – want to overthrow Roman rule 6.Apocalypse 7.Judea is a powderkeg C.Jesus 1.Born in Bethlehem 2.Shows qualities of many Jewish groups 3.Attracts a large following 4.Popularity worries authorities 5.Jesus crucified 29 AD D.Jesus’ Followers 1.See Jesus after death 2.Preach and pray at Temple and homes 3.Paul of Tarsus – Apostle to the Gentiles – Greek speaking Jew, was
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HIST 111 taught by Professor Popiel during the Spring '08 term at Saint Louis.

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