legal status of Judaism in roman empire When we see them being thought of a

Legal status of judaism in roman empire when we see

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legal status of Judaism in roman empire - When we see them being thought of a separate marks a change in relationship to Judaism and roman empire - Christians are persecuted by greeks and wared on by jews and those who hate them don’t really have exact reasons why - Policy was to ask if they were Christian and if they said no fine but if they said yes they were executed - Thought they were saving the empire from the spread of a dangerous movement - Christians refused to make public sacrifice to empowered and gods that made them seem dangerous because religion was important to the maintenance of the state ( certain days that celebrate creation of the state and birth of emperor and Christians refused to participate) - Jews were not forced to participated in pagan rituals as by an agreement of emperor and roman city – the Christians behaving the same way aren’t ancient so its not a religious view in the view of Romans - Romans saw Christianity as a superstition which was not something romans liked - Christians are gentiles that aren’t doing the proper things for their gods so the gods wouldn’t do anything for them (they were blamed for natural disasters etc.) - When they were caught they had to renounce and make sacrifice to emperor or they could die for their faith Perpetua insisted on being killed (she is a martyr)- she insists on being put into the trial - Her father and governor tries to get her to stop and she refuses - She is pregnant and gives birth just before her death - She gives her own child away as she gives her life away - She is lead out into the crowd – she goes with authority, stature and serenity- entered the arena as if she was entering heaven - She faces the animals and finally a gladiator goes in to kill her and she cannot so she guides the sword to her throat What does this video tell us about the persecution of early Christians? How did this experience help to define Christian theories of life, death, and the afterlife? Who told these stories and why? - Martyr stories are told as a way to ascribe meaning and value to the martyrs death
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- People who are seeing dying in the image of Christ’s death - Told as if they are on the brink of entering gods kingdom Heaven and hell Stages of resurrection Apocalyptic end time from the rise of evil and the defeat of evil and the triumph of god - First is the resurrection of jesus which happens 3 days of death and in which the faithful see the promises of eternal life for all who believe him (prototype for all human resurrection in the future) - Second is the resurrection of the saints, the martyred dead- in order to enjoy the city of god on earth - Third is the resurrection of all people to face gods judgement- each individual at that time receives and enters into their final and eternal destiny of heaven or hell - Clearest elucidation: Book of revelation - Both utopian and locative because its tied to space in their world where the conflict is but it is also in gods kingdom And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “See, the home of God is among mortals. He
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