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WORLD HISTORY Red Flag Questions Pages 183-187 CHAPTER 6: ROME AND EARLY CHRISTIANITY SECTION 4: The Rise of Christianity 750 BC - 500 AD By the end of this section, you will be able to answer these questions: 1. How was Christianity rooted in the teachings of Judaism? 2. What were the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth? 3. How did Christianity spread throughout the Roman world? 4. What was the early Christian church like? CHRISTIANITY AND JUDAISM Christianity Judaism in the Roman World What did Jews have to promise the Roman Empire in order to practice monotheism? Reactions to Roman Rule Who were the Zealots? What happened in AD 66-70? The Messianic Prophecies What is wrong with your textbooks definition of Messiah? JESUS OF NAZARETH Jesus of Nazareth Where do we get most of our knowledge of Jesus’ earthly life? What was Jesus’ message? disciples What alarmed authorities to the point of arresting and crucifying Jesus? Life Death and Resurrection How many days did Jesus spend teaching his disciples after his resurrection? What is the Greek word for Messiah? THE SPREAD OF CHRISTIANITY Apostles Paul of Tarsus Paul extended the message of Christ to what group after the Jews? What were Paul’s Epistles? Roman Christianity What reasons led to the spread of Christianity through the Roman world? What percentage of the Roman people were Christians by 300 AD? Persecution martyrs Imperial Approval What event led Constantine to establish Christianity as the official religion of the Roman Empire? What was the Edict of Milan? What led to the gradual disappearance of polytheism in the empire? THE EARLY CHRISTIAN CHURCH Eucharist Who are the laity of the church? bishop Who were the patriarchs? popes Where did the popes feel they got their authority to govern the entire church?