Why did Christianity succeed in the Roman empire? Why didn't it just disappear? Does persecution make a group stronger?

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Why did Christianity succeed in the Roman Empire?

anyone could become a Christian

it was easy to move around Rome

common languages, the ideas spread quickly

persecution makes a group stronger

impossible to destroy an idea

Thesis

Even though Christians were persecuted, the religion spread along the Roman Empire at a glance. This was due to the road system in Rome, the common languages spoken by the people and to the fact that anyone could convert to Christianity.

Road system

Romans had an amazing road system whose all the roads led to Rome

this aloud to the news to travel quickly

many people found out about the religion and just joined it

Roman roads transported information very quick

Language

the empire had bonds such as language that kept it strong

due to the language everyone was united and they could understand each other with ease

language help spread the religion

if there was no common language the ideas would travel too slow

because there was a common language everyone could understand each other

and the religion ideas spread quickly

Religion rules

one o the things Jesus wanted to change in Judaism was the idea of converting

Jews had to many laws about converting and people did not want ot bother with them

the religion was new and it allowed anyone who wanted to join

no class distinctions

Conclusion

anyone could become a Christian

it was easy to move around Rome

common languages, the ideas spread quickly

persecution makes a group stronger

impossible to destroy an idea

New idea

Christianity spread because it gave people hope, it was the only way to forget about the terrible things that were going on in the Empire

Sabina Abayeva

28th May 2007

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Why did Christianity spread and succeed?

The Ancient Romans...