What Stands Beyond The Triumph Of Christianity

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What Stands Beyond the Triumph of Christianity For several centuries of Roman Empire existence, it seemed that nothing could stand against its mighty power. No kingdom could match their military or political power for over five hundred years. However, the Rise of Christianity brought the defeat upon Romans. Initially, the new religion appeared to be nothing more than a branch of Judaism. Jesus was perceived as a teacher, healer, and a commoner, who ended up being executed as a public criminal. Both, Romans and Jews, feared that popularity, which Jesus evoked in the public could pose a threat to the established social order. Following death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, there were massive persecutions and massacre of Jesus…show more content…
Conversion of Emperor Constantine to Christianity played an important part in establishing Christianity as a state religion of Roman Empire. However, even prior to Constantine’s rise to power, Christianity was already a well-organized and unified force, which sustained regardless of the opposition and lack of support from the state (Paulgaard, 2007). Christianity evolved from Judaism and widely utilized existing holy scriptures of Jewish prophets in the service of preaching the Gospel. During time preceding the birth of Jesus, many Jews were scattered among Hellenistic kingdom, which later became a part of the Roman Empire. Being separated from their Motherland, most of Jews lost their ability to speak and read Hebrew language. Subsequently, Septuagint, a Hebrew to Greek translation of old testament was developed and widely used by both Jews and Christians (Paulgaard, 2007). Disciples believed that Jesus, who came from a tribe of David, was a fulfillment of old testament prophesies promising upcoming of the new Messiah who would deliver his nation, Israel. Several century prior to the birth of Jesus, Isaiah, the well-known Hebrew prophet, proclaimed, foreseeing the future: “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace” (Isaiah, 9:6, KJV). Christianity, unlike
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