Chapter 10 Section 2 (2)

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Chapter 10 Section 2 (2)

  1. 1. Chapter 10 Section 2 The Christian Church
  2. 2. The First Christians <ul><li>Jesus’ disciples spread Christianity </li></ul><ul><li>Apostles set up churches </li></ul><ul><li>Most important – Paul and Peter </li></ul>
  3. 3. A Growing Faith <ul><li>Christianity attracted followers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Safe to travel during Pax Romana </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connected with the poor and powerless </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connected people with a caring group </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. A Growing Faith (cont.) <ul><li>Romans viewed Christianity as a threat </li></ul><ul><li>Christians were persecuted </li></ul><ul><li>Many Christians became martyrs </li></ul><ul><li>312 – Constantine accepted Christianity </li></ul><ul><li>392 – Theodosius made Christianity Rome’s official religion </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Early Church Hierachy A.D. 600 – Pope becomes head of the Church

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