As a religious/philosophical system, Christianity is one of the most prominent on Earth today. From

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As a religious/philosophical system, Christianity is one of the most prominent on Earth today. From 30A.D. to 1000A.D., Christianity had undergone some of its most vigorous changes while maintaining its core qualities through the Apostolic/Ante-Nicene Period, the First Seven Ecumenical Councils, and the Middle Ages. During Christianity’s beginning in the Apostolic/Ante-Nicene Period, the most obvious changes took place while it also maintained some aspects of its Jewish heritage. Of course the first change away from Christianity’s Jewish past was the converting of Jesus’s followers to the Christian faith. This happened abruptly after Jesus’s death in 30A.D. Jesus’s teachings were accepted by many Jews and even some Gentiles, which led to…show more content…
One of the reasons this was a very significant period was because during this time the first Bible was compiled in Nicaea in 325 CE. Later, around 400 CE the Roman people fully accepted Christianity as their religion, which gave the religion a home. Christianity was accepted by a splitting Roman Empire to give a sense of unity to the falling empire.This is a significant step in the development and change of Christianity because it gave Christianity room to develop. Meanwhile, a Latin version of the Bible was created. Shortly afterward, philosophical and religious ideas are debated within Christianity more complex ideas about faith are formed. Near the end of the First Seven Ecumenical Councils period Vikings began raids on Christendom, and caused new conflict. Christians were still constantly trying to convert pagans and foreigners to Christianity with various degrees of success. One tactic used to help convert pagans was that the Christians used the Winter Solstice as the date of Christmas. The Christians recognized the outside celebrations of the pagans and used it to their advantage. This is a step in towards religious tolerance. Yet another instance of continuity was the persecution of Christians. Before 400 A.D. Christians were still being slaughtered in Rome, and the persecution carried on outside of Rome for many years to come. After that came the Middle ages, which lasted from About 800

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