The scandals of the institutional church, the larger distrust of institutions, the failure of churches to proclaim the gospel clearly or authentically have all contributed in my opinion, a crucial factor is the way younger people think about community and by extension religion. The spread of christianity in the imperial roman age christianity emerged as a leading religion in the imperial roman age for a variety of factors the teachings of christ and christian ideology including the concept of equality in the afterlife were obvious draws. During the reign of clovis, christianity began to lift europe from the dark ages the first step was the conversion of clovis in 496 many barbarians had become christians earlier, but most of them held the arian doctrine, condemned as heresy by the roman catholic church.
In seoul alone, there are 20 such churches according to professor sebastian kim, author of the history of korean christianity though that in turn is a drop in the ocean compared to china. Missionaries helped spread the religion as a church simply known as catholic began to take shape catholic is a latin term that means universal in the early days of christianity, there was no single bible or new testament. The rise of christianity christianity was the first ancient religion to become recognized as the one officially state supported religion it became the most vital force in the barbarian west. The spread of early christianity in throughout the roman empire was based on what it wasn't rather than what it was at the time christianity began spreading through the roman empire, religion had fractured into the main roman religion which was comprised of the parthenon of roman gods and mystery cults.
But in fact, if you look at the spread of early christianity, it spread from the earliest times in every direction you only have to look at the stories about what happened to the apostles, for instance, to get a sense of that. Perspectives how christianity is growing around the world by charles colson breakpoint ministry cbncom--in his book the clash of civilizations, samuel huntington predicts that demographics will decide the clash between christianity and islam. Christianity and the church in the twenty-first century bill jackson i was recently asked to be the guest speaker at the annual gathering of a local chapter of a national christian organization. When he converted, christianity became the state religion and that helped it spread tremendously jewish uprising (66-70 ad) the jew's great revolt against rome in 66 ce led to one of the greatest catastrophes in jewish life and, in retrospect, might well have been a terrible mistake. How old is christianity when did it stop being a jewish sect and become its own religionas reported in crossing the holy land in the september/october 2011 issue of biblical archaeology review, new archaeological discoveries of churches are crucial to helping answer those questions.
The biggest problem i have with christianity is the sacrifice of all thought to a book and worse yet, whatever priest that happens to be at your church there is a baptist church near my work they have a large attendance there, 1000+ people at its best. Constantine's reign as roman emperor (ad 306-337) dramatically changed the direction of christianity, though in ways far different from those portrayed in the da vinci code. The history of christianity concerns the christian religion, christendom, and the church with its various denominations, from the 1st century to the present roman catholic and eastern orthodox christianity spread to all of europe in the middle ages.
Whenever evangelical christianity spread, the orthodox church always used their political might to repress it we have heard of small evangelical revivals in different parts of russia and the ukraine, some groups forming here and there. Christianity, major religion, stemming from the life, teachings, and death of jesus of nazareth (the christ, or the anointed one of god) in the 1st century ceit has become the largest of the world's religions and, geographically, the most widely diffused of all faiths. The spread of christianity was made a lot easier by the efficiency of the roman empire, but its principles were sometimes misunderstood and membership of the sect could be dangerous. Start studying charlemagne and the spread of christianity in europe learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. What impact did the pax romana have on the early spread of christianity question: what impact did the pax romana have on the early spread of christianity answer: pax romana simply means peace of rome and refers to the tranquility and security that the roman empire brought to the mediterranean world.
The most typical example of the impact of feudalism on the church and on christian society was the so-called 'iron age' of the papacy this lasted from the beginning of the tenth century to the middle of the eleventh, with a temporary improvement in the second half of the tenth century. Christian history institute (chi) provides church history resources and self-study material and publishes the quarterly christian history magazine our aim is to make christian history enjoyable and applicable to the widest possible audience. The movement never had more than minority status in western christianity, though it would come to exert a disproportionate impact on the protestant reformation, and, eventually, on the shape religious freedom took as a result.
Interestingly, the question is posed what influenced the spread of christianity and not who was influential in this surviving spiritual phenomenon granted, there are many throughout history, going back to jesus' resurrection, who have been instrumental in spreading the good news or gospel of christ. In 31 ad jesus christ founded his church, which was to take his teachings and his message of the coming kingdom of god to the world (matthew 28:19-20) those who were a part of this movement began to be called christians (acts 11:26. This type of christianity, which is led by the pope is known as catholicism, which gets its name from the greek word for universal, due to its adherents' belief that it's the universal, or main.