Where did Christianity spread to after the fall of rome?
After the fall of Rome, Christianity spread rapidly throughout Europe.
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The apostles, spread Christianity around Judea while St Paul spread Christianity to Greek City states and Rome.
across europe Additional Answer: In the 1st Century AD, Christianity began to spread throughout the Roman Empire - Middle East, Babylon to India, North Africa, Europe and the Isles. Eventually, it spread over the entire world.
Why was it a problem for Rome when the Christians refused to serve in the army during the fall of the Roman Empire?
the Fall of Rome's Army . Many people were Christians, so when they didn't join, the Roman army grew even weaker! Thus, it was harder to defend Rome from the many attacks of the Barbarians.
The term the fall of Rome refers to the fall of the western part ofthe Roman Empire, rather than the city itself, which was neverconquered. This was a process which took several decades. The process wasdetermined by several factors. It was precipitated by the invasionsby the Germanic peoples (the V…andals, the Sueves) and the Alans(who were Iranian speakers) who invaded the empire and took overnorth-western Africa and part of Spain, the Alemanni who took overSwitzerland and northwester France and the Burgundians who settledin east France. The loss of the agricultural rich territory inAfrica lead to a significant loss in revenue for the Romangovernment. The Visigoths, another Germanic people, who had been allowed tosettle in the eastern part of the Roman Empire and then moved tosouthwestern France, took advantage of the situation to take overHispania (Spain and Portugal). The Romans lost political unity. There were usurpations andinfighting which made it difficult to respond to the invasionseffectively. There was also a failure by the combined fleet of thewestern and eastern part of the Roman Empire to dislodge theVandals from Africa. It ended in disaster and was very costly. The Roman army became reliant on Germanic soldiers and two Germaniccommanders-in chief of the Roman army installed puppet emperors(three by Ricimer, one by Gundobad and one by Orestes). Amidst thispolitical instability, the reign of the last emperors was short. ( Full Answer )
The Western Roman Empire fell in 476 AD . The EasternRoman Empire fell in 1453 AD.
It began spreading by the work of the Apostles and disciples asJesus had instructed them to from Jerusalem throughout the MiddleEast, North Africa, and Rome itself. Then it spread via the RomanEmpire in the 4th Century AD, to spread even more to othercountries.
Christianity spread because of the miraculous things that Jesus did. Examples ; 1) During the Last Dinner, the bread they ate was his skin and the wine they drank was his blood. 2) He had the ability to cure in a matter of 1 second. 3) When he was about to get crucified, he was forced to ca…rry the cross which was really heave (about 20-25 ft) that the Greeks wanted him to kill Jesus on. He had a crown of thorns piercing threw his head. He still lived after. 4) When he got crucified, he had nails hammered on to his hands and feet securing him to the cross and he still prayed to G-d 5) He resurrected on Easter in front of everyone 6) And one of his disciples spread Christianity ( Full Answer )
How did the christian church save Western civilization from the Barbarian invaders after the fall of Rome?
The Catholic Church saved Western Civilization. The barbarian invaders were barbarians that wished to join in the civilization of Rome. Leaders such as Theodoric the Goth and Atilla the Hun were barbarians that forced themselves into civilization. The Catholic Church saved civilization because the …barbarians destroyed it on accident. The Catholic Church preserved knowledge and learning. The monks, in monasteries, throughout the barbarian invasions, kept great knowledge and lore in their libraries. The monks wrote and copied many books and preserved them in the monasteries which were safe, even as the cities were sacked. "How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization " by Thomas E. Woods Jr. is a good book that will answer your question in greater detail. ( Full Answer )
oddly enough Rome banned christianity prosecuted hundreds if not thousands of christians, until oneday on the eve of a battle a general by the name of Constantine saw a crossin the sky and woke up his soldiers and told them to paint a cross on their shields, and then when they charged into battle th…ey stood up in the battlefield victorious. later the capital of the now Holy Roman Empire became Constantinople. ( Full Answer )
The ancient Roman Empire fell because it was unable to logistically maintain its military supremacy in Europe. This was despite the de facto control of the government by military leaders in place of the Emperor. After the fall of Rome to Germanic mercenaries in 476 AD, the eastern or Byzantine Empir…e continued for another 1,000 years until conquered by the Ottomans in the 1400's. In Some Detail The Western Roman Empire which was ruled by the City of Rome fell because of the lack of manpower to defend its borders from Barbarians who all wanted a piece of the Roman Land. Bad Emperor after Bad Emperor was put on the throne. Each Legion of the Roman Army wanted one of their own people on the throne. Finally, Constantine became Emperor and moved the Capital to Constantinople (modern day Istanbul). While this happened, the Western Empire was put into ruin. More and More often the Western Roman Empire was forced to make deals with the Barbarians who said that they would defend the Western Roman Empire if they were allowed to live in Roman territories. One day Alaric, leader of the Visigoth, realized that Roman Forces were spread thinly in the Empire and in AD 410 he and his Army began to cautiously move South and into Italy. The Romans might have just withdrawn to the Italian Peninsula and held that for another 100-200 years until they had the manpower to retake Europe. But instead, the Roman Army let the barbarians move unopposed through Italy. When they finally reached the city of Rome, they sacked the city. Other barbarians came and attacked the city, but the City of Rome finally stayed out of Roman hands when Romulus Augustus became Emperor of Rome. When Romulus was removed from power in 476 AD, the emperor Zeno of the Eastern Empire accepted the Germanic chieftain Odoacer as ruler of Italy. This marked the end of the Western Roman Empire. :P ( Full Answer )
Answer 1 If Rome never fell then we would be an extra 800 years advanced intechnology, because when the dark ages came we forgot most of thestuff the Romans had invented. The world would also be more largelypopulated because there would never have been the dark ages, and wewould probably be speakin…g Latin. Answer 2 This is a good question. The fall of Rome did indeed mark a greatturning point for history in Europe and the world, Europe for itlost its knowledge and 'civilized' appeal and the world lost greattraders and allies (or foes). If Rome did not fall it would most likely improved our advancementshowever it depends on a few things. 1) If the leader was even interested in advancing things 2) If there were wars to advance Rome would have most likely invented ships which could reachAmerica, which of course would have a massive impact on the world;it would make Rome become not just a Europe Empire but a WorldEmpire with vast wealth and population (provided it can survive thenew diseases found in the new world and wars that come with it). Now working on past history as we know it, rulers come and go, andif a bad ruler was to appear during this 'world empire' it couldhave sparked a global conflict stretching from North and SouthAmerica to Rome itself. Eventually an Empire of this size and scalewould crumble so if Rome didn't fall when it did it would havefallen at some point, it would advanced us about 500 years, maybemaking the industrial revolution happen in 1300AD and not late1790's. But what would happen if a ruling empire of such vast size was toend? the world would be in disarray for hundreds of years, so itwould have advanced us and made the dark ages not happen but itwould have only postponed it, meaning 2008 could of have been avery different place. If you're thinking about the fall of Rome, don't forget about Egypttoo, they were very advanced for their time, what if they decidedto conquer? Overall all if Rome didn't fall when it did, it could have morecatastrophic if it happened if it controlled 90% of the earth'spopulation. It's like you, being left on an island, you would knowwhat a phone, computer and radio was, but would you be able to makeone... maybe... maybe not. Answer 3 Both of the above answers assume the greatest things about theRoman Empire would persist into the future. I am personally morepessimistic. The best evidence we have for how Rome would havepersisted into the future was the Byzantine Empire (the EasternRoman Empire) which survived as a stagnating and limited power from476 C.E. to its capitulation in 1453 C.E. Rome's collapse was asmuch internal as external and event if the various Germanic Tribesdid not conquer Rome, the Empire would have collapsed due tosectarianism and weakening central authority. If the Roman Empireof 50 C.E. had endured (without much internal governance change),it would have been much more similar to what the above answerspurport. Answer 4 Answer 3 provides a very good point but the reason Rome fell wasbecause of the constant internal conflict as well as the Barbarianinvasions and pressure from the East. Therefor if Rome were to havenot collapsed it would be safe to assume that it was because civilwars and assasinations of Imperators would have become no longerand the Empire would only have to worry about invasions. Therefor,I would say unless Rome would somehow regress to once again havecivil wars and assasinations (basically political instability) itwould be led by people who were like Augustus and would haveeventually encompassed all of Europe and much of Africa as well.The Barbarians would have easily fallen to a politically stable andunified Roman Empire and the Sassanids would have also not been toobig of an issue. At this point the only thing "standing in the way"of the Roman Empire would be China and the Far East. Assuming thetwo forces stay on good terms Rome would progress at a rate thatAsia could only dream of and eventually being the ever so pridefulEmpire it is it would clash with China and in my opinion ultimatelywin. When the New World is discovered I believe the Romans wouldbring Roman culture to the Native Americans and either intermarryand make the Natives Roman citizens(as the Romans did withessentially every group they captured) or just like the Europeans,simply massacre and destroy the Native culture forever and plungethe natives into a dark society plagued by alcoholism, rape, etc.Rome's biggest problem was the constant internal instabilitybecause of the senate, assasination, and civil wars. If none ofthose were a problem the entire world would be speaking Latin rightnow so to speak. The Romans were a very cruel people as well soexpect everyone to be forced to convert to Christianity at somepoint and women to still not have the same rights as men (whichwould probably change in the modern ages). Like the first twoanswers technology would have been advancing non-stop without anyintermission period (the Dark Ages) where it actually regressed abit. P.S. Hopefully since the Romans valued great things like Logic,dialectic, rhetoric, and the idea of using education to create aneffective well rounded member of society the modern educationsystem in places like the U.S. wouldn't be so damn terrible like itis right now. Oh, and we would also probably be praising ImperatorGaius Octavius Augustus in school, work, and church since he wasthe genius who started it all. ___________ The great days of Roman technological advance ended long beforeeven the western Empire. If the undivided state had somehow managedto limp along (unlikely given the rottenness of its system ofgovernment) it would have been as an increasingly parasiticalburden on its subject populations, not to mention the five millionslaves who toiled under its yoke without even the nominal forms ofcitizenship. It fell because of internal strains as well asexternal pressures, and because its day was done. And its going wasno loss. ( Full Answer )
Christianity is the most widespread religion in the world, But unfairly so as well. While christians occupy over 69% of the earth's populated regions, there are so many splinters of christian groups that it is unfair to say that a majority of people are one specific sect. Europe: Christianity …spread to Europe from Jerusalem from the Roman Empire, which gaveit means to travel and grow, from their it went to Britain, Germany, Scandinavia, Russia, and off to Asia and North Africa. Africa: Christianity spread to Egypt soon after Christ was crusified, and flourished ddown the nile as far south as Tanzania. Todays christians are there because of colonization by euopeans in the 1700-1900s. Asia: The christians attempt to infultrate Asia as stopped by Japan and China which punnished christians harshly. It never caught on in India partially because of the Indians' devotion to Hinduism and the sacrednes of the cow which christians disregard. But it did spread to Russia, the Steppe countries, the Philippeans, and Korea very rapidly. North/South America: The faith spread to north in south America from about 1495 and onward when the spanish becan enslaving native heathens. This practice was apolished by Queen Isabella of Spain in 1503 which led to the Missions to convert the natives. Especially in SOuth, Central America and Western North America. The British, French, Spanihs, German, Portugues, and other European groups introduced their forms of Christianity to the regions as they colonizes, enslaving or converting the natives. Australia/Islanders: Christianity was spread to islands via missionaries and colonialization. Hawaiians, Australians, New Zeallanders all took Christianity with them as they colonized and missions went to conver the aboriginal and polynesian people throughtout the pacific, Atlantic and indan oceans. ( Full Answer )
Through evangelism, conquest, and missionary work. Answer We know that by the time of St Paul, Christianity had spread throughout much of the Near East and Greece, and at least as far as Rome. It may be that part of the reason for this spread was the spread of the diaspora Jews through the Roman …Empire. However, Paul undoubtedly played a major part in this early expansion. By the early fourth century, Christians formed a significant minority of the population of the Roman Empire, estimated at around ten per cent. When Constantine became the Roman Emperor, he gave Christianity state patronage and expended considerable state funds on a major program of church building and maintenance. When German tribes were conquered, Constantine required as part of the peace treaty that they convert to Christianity. Soon Christians were to be found throughout the empire. Before the end of the fourth century, Christianity was declared the state religion of the Roman Empire, and the public worship of the old gods was banned. The next great wave of expansion came with the European conquests in the Americas, then Africa and the Pacific region. This took Christianity to all parts of the world. Answer Christians, primarily the Catholic Church, sent missionaries to minister in other countries. Answer Let's not forget blood, torture, war, violence of kinds the world had never seen before. Answer Missionaries and monks helped spread Christianity. Perhaps the most powerful force that helped spread Christianity into northern Europe was pope. Popes sent missionaries to teach people in northern kingdoms about Christianity. Some missionaries traveled great distances to spread Christianity to new lands. One of the first places popes sent missionaries was Britain. One of the first missionaries to travel to northern Europe was Saint Patrick, who took upon himself to teach people about Christianity. In the mid-400s Patrick traveled from Britain to Ireland to convert the people there. ( Full Answer )
Used to be Christianity was spread through word of mouth to spiritually save another. Later many people were forced to be converted through fear such as Native Americans. But now it still retains the tradition of word of mouth, missionaries and even television advertisements. Answer In the very b…eginning, starting with Rome, Christians weren't popular at all. But once they started getting persecuted they became famous. It became a "cooler" religion with the underground church meetings and stuff. It spread along the Silk roads with missionaries and etc. after that. ( Full Answer )
Christianity has spread all over the world... for the most part but it doesn't mean the everyone believes everything about it is true. It's either believed in or heard of to one extent or other. Some remote areas may not have heard but some have.
Horatius Cocles did not do anything to spread Christianity.Christianity did not even exist in his days. He was around 6thcentury B.C; that is, some five centuries before Jesus Christ.
Early Christian concept of God (Jesus) had a lot in common with one of the Roman gods. For this reasons the Romans didn't have a problem with the Christians. When the Roman Emporer Constantinople Converted to Christianity it opened a big path for the spread of Christianity.
Christianity was spread in the city of Rome among the lowerclasses, because of the teachings of Jesus' Apostles, such as Paul,who was a Roman citizen, and also Peter, who was Martyred in thiscity. Christians suffered prosecution by Roman authorities in theearly years of the religion propagation, but… all this ended whenEmperor Constantine became an adept of the religion and protectedthe church. ( Full Answer )
When Spain took over what is now present day Mexico, Dominican Republic, Chili, Argentina, and the many other spanish speaking countries they brought over their religion and that's what they have adapted to.
Christianity has spread all over the globe, leaving very few places today in which there are no Christians. Due to the spread of missionaries, Christianity has become prevalent in Asia, Africa, and even the Middle East, often usurping the native belief system. Incidentally, the grammatically correct… wording of your question would be "To where did Christianity spread?" ( Full Answer )
The term fall of Rome refers to the fall of the western part of theRoman Empire, which crumbled under the weight of the invasions bythe Germanic peoples. Some pagan Romans thought that Christianitycontributed to this by weakening the fighting spirit of the Romans.This was not true. In actual fact, t…he spread of Christianitycreated more religious unity in the Roman Empire ( Full Answer )
Jesus both set the example(Mark 1:14-15)(Luke 8:1)(Luke 4:43-44)and commanded his followers to " Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them ..." prophesying that " this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the… end come. " (Matthew 28:19+20NASB, Matthew 24:14KJV), consequently, true Christianity spread by word of mouth, printed page and example, and continues to be spread this way today. Though sometimes using more modern communication devices to reach more people(2 Timothy 4:2-5) the Bible continues to stress the importance of one-on-one instruction to reach the hearts of our listeners (Acts 5:41-42)(Acts 20:20-21)(Acts 2:43-47)(Acts 8:26-40)telling us "...always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect..." (1 Peter 3:15NIV) . ( Full Answer )
I think that Christianity played an important role before andduring the fall of the Roman Empire. Historians explain that thismade Roman citizens become pacifist which made it easier for thebarbarians to invade Rome. This explains why it was so easy for thebarbarians to infiltrate into the city of R…ome. Another reason whyChristianity held a major role for the decline of empire was thatmoney was used to construct churches instead of having been used touphold the Roman Empire. ( Full Answer )
Answer Christianity did not directly cause the fall of the Roman Empire, unless we accept the pagan explanation that this came about because the old gods were angry. However, the enormous amounts that Constantine spent from the state treasury for the construction of magnificent churches, and the fun…ds he committed himself and his sons and successors to spend for the upkeep of the Church, led to the impoverishment of its citizens. The destruction by Christians of the great library at Alexandria was only one of the religious crimes that led to the Dark Ages of ignorance and falling economic activity. For reasons unrelated to religion, the Empire split into Eastern and Western Empires. Then the barbarian invaders finally defeated the Western Empire. But long before then, Rome had become a pale shadow of its former self. ( Full Answer )
I think it had a lot to do with the Roman citizen Peter who came to Rome and started proselytising. Also Christianity thrives on martyrs and so persecutions made them stronger until Constantine made christianty legal and encouraged its spread, and Theodosius I made it officially the religion of Rome… ( Full Answer )
I believe that this would be Paul. Because of his insistance in preaching the gospel, and even though he was a Roman citizen he was put to death.
There was not a fall in Rome. The term fall of Rome refers to the fall of the western part of the Roman Empire (the eastern part continued to exist for nearly 1,000 years). The fall of the western part of the Roman Empire was a process. Many factors contributed to this. The main one was the invasion…s by Germanic peoples (Vandals, Alans, Sueves and Burgundians). This part of the empire crumbled under the weight of these invasions. It lost political cohesion. There was a lot of infighting and a string of usurpations. The Romans were unable to respond to the invasions. Within some eighty years all the lands of this part of the empire were lost. Many historians think that prior to the fall of this part of the empire there was a decline of the Roman Empire as a whole. ( Full Answer )
The ideas of Christianity spread quickly through the Roman empire because: the Romans built excellent roads and they were easy to get around on.
The Germanic peoples who invaded the Western Roman Empire were either already Arian Christians or converted to Roman Catholicism. Emperor Charlemagne conquered norther Germany and sent priests to covert the peoples there to Christianity. Missionaries travelled around the pagan parts of Europe to spr…ead Christianity. ( Full Answer )
They chased and killed christians, and christians fled and spread the gospel through Asia and Europe. On the other hand, they also preserved versions of the early bible books in their vaults.
The term fall of Rome refers to the Fall of the western part of theRoman Empire, rather than the fall of the city itself, which wasnever conquered. This part of the empire fell under the weight ofthe invasions by the Germanic peoples. The eastern part of theRoman Empire was not affected by these inv…asions and continued toexist for nearly 1,000 years. This part of the empire was splitinto kingdoms of the invaders and two other Germanic peoples whohad been allowed to settle in the Roman Empire as allies. Theinvading Vandals set up their kingdom in modern Tunisia and part ofeastern Algeria until they were dislodged by the eastern Romansafter the fall of the western part. The Visigoths formed theirkingdom in Hispania (Spain and Portugal). The Franks expanded theirkingdom in Belgium northern France into the rest of France at theexpense of the Visigoths (in the southwest) and the Burgundians (inthe east). They also took over the territories of the Alemanni insouthern Germany and the areas they had taken from the Romans(Switzerland and north-eastern France. Thus, the Franks developedthe most powerful kingdom in western Europe. The eastern RomanEmperor sent the Ostrogoths (who were allies) to take over Italy,which was in the hands of a usurper who had deposed the last RomanEmperor in the west. The Ostorgoths formed their own kingdom inItaly and the former Yugoslavia. The peoples who took over of the western part of the Roman Empire,apart from the Franks, who were pagans, followed the ArianChristian doctrine . They all converted to Catholicism. TheOstogoths, instead, stuck to Arian Christianity. Italy was theninvaded by the Lombards (another Germanic people) who were pagans.Many Lombards converted to Catholicism. They were then dislodged bythe Franks who were asked to intervene by the pope because theywere threatening the city of Rome. Pepin the king of the Franksdonated lands in central Italy to the papacy (they later became thePapal States). Pope Leo II pope asked Pepin's successor,Charlemagne (who had conquered most of western Europe) for helpagainst a rebellion in Rome and crowned him emperor. Thiscontributed to Christianise formerly pagan areas of western Europeand to establish the supremacy of the papacy. ( Full Answer )
It was Emperor Constantine who decreed that Christianity should be the official religion of the Roman Empire.
Some historians believe that Constantine's interest in Christianity was because he saw it as a potential force for unity in the Roman Empire, with its strong discipline and well-defined hierarchy. He was dismayed to find that Christianity was not at all united even within itself, and eventually foun…d that Christianity did not help him create a united empire. In any case, the Roman Empire only remained united until 394 CE, just 14 years after Christianity became the official religion of empire. The split was not directly caused by Christianity, just the size and unwieldly nature of the empire. The fall of Rome is conventionally dated to 476 CE, less than 100 years after Christianity became the official religion of empire. The former empire of Rome began to fragment into kingdoms, and Christianity began to disappear in the provinces. The Eastern Empire survived much longer, but was destroyed in the aftermath of the sack of Constantinople by Western Crusaders during the Fourth Crusade. This fragmentation can be very much blamed on the Crusades, and therefore on a Christian enterprise authorised by the Pope, although the sacking of Constantinople was outside his control. ( Full Answer )
Christianity spread through mouth, evangelism, and people were told of God. Miracles also played a part. As did missionary work
Ethiopia was one of the first areas of the world to have officially adopted Christianity as the state religion, in the 4th century. It has a Christian majority, and third of the population is Muslim. According to the 2007 National Census, Christians make up 62.8% of the country's population (43.5% E…thiopian Orthodox, 19.3% other denominations), Muslims 33.9%, practitioners of traditional faiths 2.6%, and other religions 0.6% ( Full Answer )
Answer . We can not really say when the first Christians arrived in Rome, but Paul's Epistle to the Romans shows that there were already Christians in Rome during his lifetime. This Epistle is traditionally dated in the 50s of the first century CE.
A: Emperor Theodosius had made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire in 381 CE and shortly afterwards made the public worship of the pagan gods a crime punishable by death. Subsequent emperors, both in the east and the west, increased the ferocity of the persecution of pagans, unt…il the entire populations of the Roman Empire and the Byzantine Empire of the east were Christians. The Roman Empire came to an end in 476 CE, by which time Romans knew nothing of Christianity's unsavoury past and simply accepted that the religion they inherited from their parents was true. Popularity simply meant that the people felt there was no acceptable alternative to Christianity. ( Full Answer )
The Christian religion grew and expanded after the fall of Rome. The Christian religion grew and expanded after the fall of Rome. The Christian religion grew and expanded after the fall of Rome. The Christian religion grew and expanded after the fall of Rome. The Christian religion grew and expa…nded after the fall of Rome. The Christian religion grew and expanded after the fall of Rome. The Christian religion grew and expanded after the fall of Rome. The Christian religion grew and expanded after the fall of Rome. The Christian religion grew and expanded after the fall of Rome. ( Full Answer )
Rome the city never truly fell. The Ancient Roman Empire's falling was due to the fact that the military spread itself too thin. At one point, the Roman Empire spanned nearly the entire known world.
Rome, after changing its religion to Christianity, began forcing the religion on the entire empire. They outlawed all other religions and killed anyone who didn't adopt Christianity into their beliefs.
Christianity did not contribute to the fall of the western part of the Roman Empire. It became the religion of the empire in Late Antiquity and gave the empire a stronger sense of cohesion as most of the people in the empire had become Christian. Pagan Romans thought that Christianity made the empir…e weaker by weakening the fighting spirit of the Romans. However, this was a biased view. The western part of the Roman Empire crumbled under the weight of the Germanic invasions. The eastern part of the Roman Empire was not affected by these invasions and continued to exist for another 1,000 years. Historians call the eastern part of the Roman Empire after the fall of the western part the Byzantine Empire. ( Full Answer )
Rome fell due to a combination of several different reasons. First, a series of impotent rulers. The last great Roman emperor, by most peoples standards was Marcus Aurelius, who died in 80 A.D. After his death, emperors became steadily worse (and ironically, shorter lived). When Diocletian split the… empire around 293 A.D., conflicts between the Eastern and Western emperors rose up. Second, the size. Rome's power was spread too thin over to large an area. Trajan ruled the empire at its largest, when the empire stretched from Britain in the north, to Egypt in the south, from Persia in the east, to Spain in the west. Troops couldn't maintain control over the population. Which leads to the third reason. Internal rebellions. The lower class began to fight back against the upper, many furious with the failing economy and unemployment rate due to the high slave labor force, both other major reason. It didn't help that the aristocracy also attempted to placate the peasants with costly entertainment, such as gladiatorial games. With the armies focused on the internal struggles, the barbarians were capable of driving deep into the Western empire. Many of these barbarians were actually hired at one time or another to serve in the Roman military, which gave them an extensive knowledge of Roman tactics. Any army that resisted, including an army lead by Aetius and Theodoric the Goth against the Huns, were crushed. Both internal strife and barbarian wars lead to huge increases in military spending, which added to the national debt. All of this combined with the rise in Roman decadence, natural disasters, and the spread of Christianity, all lead to the fall of Rome. ( Full Answer )
The Christians told people about their faith, and the converts spread the word, and eventually made their way to Rome, where they kept growing until Constantine made Christianity the country's religion.
The decline of the Roman Empire did not favour the spread ofChristianity, it was three dynasties of emperors which wereChristians and favoured Christanity. One of these emperors alsopersecuted paganism.
Christianity originated from Judea, which was part of the Roman Empire. The Christian apostles and other preachers travelled around the empire to spread their religion and to make converts. Therefore, Christianity developed in the Roman Empire. It could be said that it was a Roman development. Two… main forms of Christianity developed in the Roman Empire: Greek or Eastern Christianity and Latin or Western Christianity. The former was the main form of Christianity in the eastern part of the empire. The latter was the main form of Christianity in the western part of the empire. Later they came to be called Orthodox and Catholic respectively. Together, they constituted mainstream Christianity. These were also dissident Christian doctrines, the main one of which was Arian Christianity. Although Christianity suffered periods of persecution in its first 300 years, it was endorsed by the Roman Emperors from Constantine the Great onwards. Mainstream Christianity was made the state religion of the Roman Empire in 380 by the Edict of Thessalonica signed by co-emperors Theodosius I (or the Great) and Gratian. Greek and Latin Christianity were made the sole legitimate religion of the Roman Empire. The purpose of the edict was to ban dissident Christian doctrines, which were branded as heretic. Theodosius started their persecution soon afterwards. His main target was Arian Christianity. Theodosius I also persecuted Roman religion and all paganism. He reiterated a previous ban on former customs of Roman religion, established capital punishment for divination (which was a centrepiece of Roman religion) pioneered the criminalization of officials who did not enforce laws against polytheism and tolerated the destruction of Roman temples. Through further decrees he eliminated the remnants of Roman religion by tuning its holidays into working days, banning blood sacrifices (another centrepiece of Roman religion) and disbanding the very important priesthood of the Vestal Virgins and closing Roman temples. When he became sole emperor in 392 he continued to ignore pleas of toleration by pagans. In 393 he persecuted all pagan religions. He promulgated a set of laws which forbade any public pagan customs. This diminished the influence of pagan religion and strengthened that of Christianity. Therefore, it can be said that the Romans have given us Catholic and Orthodox Christianity. ( Full Answer )
Islam did not contribute to the fall of Rome and the western partof the Roman Empire. This part of the empire fell more than acentury before the rise of Islam. This religion contributed to thefall of the eastern part of the Roman Empire (which historians allByzantine Empire) which existed for nearly… 1,000 years after thefall of the western part. It united the Arabs, who went on to takeover the Roman territories in Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria andNorth Africa. The Ottoman Turks took over Turkey and the Europeanterritories and conquered the Capital, Constantinople, bringingdown this empire. They were Muslims. However, power, rather thanreligion was their motivation. Christianity did not play a part in the fall of the Roman Empire,be it the western part or the eastern part. It became the statereligion and part of the fabrics of state and society. Some paganRoman thought that Christianity had weakened the fighting spirit ofthe Romans, but this was not the case. ( Full Answer )
The rise of Islam did not contribute to the fall of the westernpart of the Roman empire, which occurred about a century earlier.The rise of Islam united the Arabs who went on to conquerterritories of the eastern part of the Roman Empire (historianscall the eastern part after the fall of the western …part ByzantineEmpire). They took over Syria, Lebanon, Palestine and theterritories in North Africa. Eventually, this empire was broughtdown by the Ottoman Turks, who were Muslim. However, the Ottomanswere more interested on power and expansion than religion. Christianity did not play any part in the fall of either parts ofthe Roman Empire. It became the state religion and a unifyingelement. Some pagan Romans thought that Christianity had weakenedthe fighting spirit of the Romans, but this was not the case.. ( Full Answer )
Christianity developedfrom a religion among a small group of Jews (who lived in Judea,which was part of the Roman Empire) into a mass religion in theRoman days. It spread around the Roman Empire. It became statereligion. Catholic Christianity and Orthodox Christianity developedduring the Later Roman… Empire. They were originally called Latin orWestern Christianity and Greek or Eastern Christianityrespectively. The former was the main form of Christianity in thewestern part of the Roman Empire and the latter was the main formof Christianity in the eastern part of the Roman Empire. ( Full Answer )
Paul laid the foundations for the successful large scale spread ofChristianity around the Roman Empire. He made Christianity areligion which was accessible to the gentiles (the non-Jews) of theRoman Empire; that is, to the whole population of the empire. Priorto this the Christians were Jews who pre…ached the word of Christ inJudea to fellow Jews and still followed the Jewish law. Paul saidthat to be a Christian you needed to have faith in Christ andfollow his teachings. You did not have to follow Jewish law andtherefore you did not have to be a Jew. Paul created a theology based on Christ, rather than on the JewishLaw and established the fundamental beliefs of Christianity: thatGod sent his Son who was crucified for the benefit of humanity andthat his resurrection brought the promise of salvation tobelievers. He distinguished Christianity from Judaism by sayingthat humans are saved from sin by faith in Jesus and by followinghis teachings and not by following a law as the Jews believed.Jewish law was not necessary for salvation; Jesus alone wasdecisive. Thus, gentiles could convert to Christianity and did notneed to become Jews and follow their laws. Up to then Christianshad been Jewish Christians who saw Jesus as the promised messiah ofthe Jews, spread the word only to other Jews and still adhered toJewish laws, customs and rituals and went to the synagogue. Paul'stheology made Christianity accessible to the gentiles (non-Jews).This made it possible for Christianity to spread around the RomanEmpire. ( Full Answer )
It is the word of God eventually it will find someone who will wantto understand it. It is prophesied that people from all will overwill hear about the God's Kingdom message, John 14:28. It wasspread by going out door to door in the ministry.