Where did Christianity spread to by AD 400?
By the year 400, Christianity was the state religion of the Roman Empire, which spread from Britain across Europe to much of the Near East and North Africa. In theory, all citizens could be expected to be Christians, and those who remained faithful to their ancient beliefs were subject to persecution. In practice, Christianity was still concentrated in the eastern part of the empire, with the distant provinces still strongly influenced by paganism. The ruling classes of Britain were Christian, but much of the population continued to practise Druidism.
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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.
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 )
The apostles , who disappeared from biblical view after Christ's ascension, took it to the " lost tribes of the House of Israel " who were scattered around Asia Minor and elsewhere at the time [God knew where]. And it continued to be taught and spread as world upheavals caused the migration of peopl…e into Europe and throughout the world. "...Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: but go rather to the lost sheep of the House of Israel . And as ye go, preach, saying, The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand..." (Matt.10:5-7). "James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting..." (James 1:1) ( Full Answer )
Jewish converts who had been at Jerusalem during Pentecost afterthe ascension of Jesus took the gospel back to places where theylived. Act 2:8-11 And how is it that we hear, each in our own language inwhich we were born? Parthians and Medes and Elamites, thosedwelling in Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappa…docia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya adjoiningCyrene, visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans andArabs............................. The Apostle Paul planned to take the gospel to Spain there is norecord of him actually doing that. Other believers continued totake the gospel further west ( Full Answer )
Christianity spread relatively slowly throughout the Roman Empire until the early fourth century, when Emperor Constantine gave the religion state patronage. The Roman Empire included much of southern and western Europe, and Christianity also became well established in these areas by the fourth cent…ury. The early Middle Ages, also known as the Dark Ages, began shortly after Christianity finally became the state religion of the empire in the 380s and then worship was banned in pagan temples in 391 CE. So, much of Europe was essentially Christian well before the start of the Medieval Age. What remained was to Christianise the pagan northern and eastern regions of Europe. There was no real attempt to achieve this by peaceful means, but enslavement and conquest gradually increased the area under Christian control until, finally, all of Europe was Christian. ( Full Answer )
Originally, the Roman Empire persecuted the early Christian Church(that is what the Book of Revelation was all about), but, in the end, it became Christian, under Emperor Constantine.
Ireland from 400 AD to 800 AD was essentially run by the clans.While the British did have a presence up north, most of Irelandremained nomadic in nature. The clans would often fight each forsupremacy over a certain piece of land or region.
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.
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 )
They were searching for wealth and a warmer climate. ____ About 400 AD Germanic tribes were continuing their invasion of theRoman Empire. They were being pushed westwards and southwards byvarious other tribes, especially by the Huns. They may also havebeen looking for land to farm and the opportuni…ty to lead a moresettled life. ( Full Answer )
The fall of the Roman empire, the dark ages then began. Also Clovis (King of Frankish) dies and the Migration period starts.
Judaism - and Jews - had spread throughout the known world by 600AD with substantial populations in many nations and in all three of the continents that were known at the time. In Europe, Italy, Cyprus, Greece, France (which was an important centre of Jewish learning during the Middle Ages), Geor…gia, Malta and Turkey have had Jewish populations since prior to 2000 years ago. Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia (where the Jewish population pre-dates the Slavic population which gives the country its name) have been home to Jews since Roman times. Spain has had a Jewish population since at least then, but some scholars - who believe the biblical Tarshish was located in Spain - claim that Jews have been in Spain since the days of King Solomon. Portugal may also have had Jewish residents during Roman times. By 600CE (AD), they had spread even further. Jews had made it into Germany by the 4th Century CE and possibly into Switzerland - an archaeological investigation at the Roman Augusta Raurica revealed what may be a representation of a menorah (Jewish candlestick) dated 300CE. Jews could also be found in Russia and Croatia at this time and documents have proved they were definitely in Portugal. There is also a 7th C CE Jewish settlement at Baku, in Azerbaijan. In Africa, it is believed that some Jews may have remained in Egypt following the Hebrews' flight from slavery as found in the Torah and Old Testament. They were certainly present during the Ptolemaic period, circa 400BCE (BC). Other African nations with Jews at the time would have included Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, which have all had a Jewish population since Roman times and Libya which has been home to Jews since the 3rd C CE - these are the Mizrahi Jews, most of whom have since emigrated to Israel. Ethiopian Jews are known to have existed since the 7th C BCE. A discussion of African Jews could not be complete without mention of two very interesting Judaic groups - the Lemba of South Africa and the Igbo people of Nigeria. The former are ethnically Jewish but followers of Protestant Christianity; however, during religious ceremonies they display disticntly Judaic customs. Though not considered Jewish by the majority of Jews, they have been living in the area since at least 500BCE. The Igbo (who are also known as the Heebo and whom are said to have their origins in slavery) people include a small number of Igbo Jews who claim to be descended from the Israelite tribes of Gad, Zebulun and Manessah. Igbo legend suggests that the Igbo Jews reached Nigeria around 500CE, but some sources suggest there have been Jews in the country since as long ago as 638BCE. The majority of European nations were home to Jews within a few centuries of 600CE, including Britain where Jews are first documented during the Norman Conquest, though it is believed that Jews may have entered the country with the Romans and that small numbers remained in the centuries in between. ( 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 )
Christianity became more widespread because the Roman empireadopted it as a state religion. Before this time, adherents weremostly persecuted and killed for proclaiming the gospel of Christ.
Christianity spread in India because of the English missionaries , and the Portugeese rule in Goa.
To tell others about God so they can be saved and go to Heaven In order to let more people know God, worship God, obey God, andultimately people can be saved.
By the 5th century Christianity had bread throughout the RomanEmpire. It had reached the Germanic peoples who were later toinvaded the western part of the Roman Empire: the Sueves,Burgundians, Vandals and Alans. The former two lived in modernsouthern Germany and the other two in modern eastern Hunga…ry. Italso reached Ireland through the missionary work of Palladius andSt Patrick. ( Full Answer )
Answer 1 when jesus came he taught people then thoes people told otherpeople. so it just sperded from person to person. Answer 2 It depends entirely on the time-period. Early Period Between the years 0-350 CE, more or less, Christianity was arepressed religion. There were definitely sermons a…nd churches, butoutreach was hindered by the Polytheistic Roman authorities (inwhose empire Christianity primarily existed). Conversion toChristianity was relatively high considering the small numbers ofChristians and the violent attacks to which Christians weresubjected, such as gladiatorial events. During this period,Christian Leaders met in councils and survived in catacombs. Middle Ages From 350-1650, more or less, there was a sea-change. EmperorConstantine converted to Christianity and Christianity became theofficial religion of Rome. Christianity was spread by imperialedicts, peaceful proselytism, incentivized conversions,persecutions of adherents of other religions, and forcibleconversions. Western Europe: Christianity expandedgreatly during this period as Germanic Polytheists in modern dayGermany, Netherlands, UK, and other places were forcibly converted.Polytheists in Spain and Gaul were converted using financialincentives. Pogroms and expulsions were visited upon polytheistsand Jews who failed to convert. Eastern Europe: Christianity expanded inUkraine, Poland, and Russia through the acts of missionaries likeSaint Cyril who converted the Polytheists there using methods ofpeaceful proselytism and teaching Slavs how to write their ownlanguage. North Africa: Tunisia and Egypt becameprime centers of Christianity due to both forcible conversions andmore peaceful proselytism. Heretical Christian sects were alsoattacked and forcibly ejected from the Roman Empire and thesubsequent Byzantine Empire. Americas: The Americas were a place ofinnumerable forcible conversions by the Spaniards, French,Portuguese, and British colonizers. Native peoples were compelledon pain of death to abandon their native religions and acceptChristianity. Modern Period From 1650-1850 there was an intermediate period where there was ageneral shift from the more violent propagation of Christianityduring the Middle Ages to a more peaceful propogation withChristianity. This change corresponded with the Enlightenment, theAmerican Revolution, and the Rise of Secularism as an acceptablepolitical structure. Proselytism with material inducements andforced conversions did continue, however, especially in the Asianand African colonies made by Imperialist European Powers who saw aduty to improve the "Barbarians" by giving them the properreligion. From 1850-Present, Christianity has expanded almostentirely from proselytism both with and without inducements. Another View : The teachings of Christ, known as The Way, began in Jerusalem incirca 31 A.D., shortly after Jesus' Resurrection. From that time,the Apostles and other disciples of what would become'Christianity' spread the word throughout the region - historicaland archaeological records support there going as far east asIndia, West as the British Isles, and other parts of the RomanEmpire. There were many Jews as well as gentiles now who becameChristians following the teaching of Christ which were in line withOld Testament teachings with only some amendments made for thisstage of God's Plan of Salvation. Within two decades after Christ's Resurrection, believers wereturning away to a 'different gospel' (see Galatians 1:6). Paulcalled those who were misleading by teaching this different message'false apostles and deceitful workers' (see 2 Corinthians 11:13 andthe problems with false brethren in verse 26). By late in the firstcentury, as we see from 3 John 9-10 - then the last living of theoriginal Apostles - conditions had grown so dire that falseministers openly refused to receive representatives of the ApostleJohn and were excommunicating true Christians from the Church. Yes,the Church of God members were no longer accepted into this newChristianity. This troubling period Edward Gibbon, the famed historian, wrote inhis classic work The History of the Decline and Fall of theRoman Empire of a "dark cloud that hangs over the first age ofthe church" (1821, Vol. 2, p. 111). So, members of the originalChurch of God - Christians - were now being marginalized andbecoming a scattered minority in various lands. A new 'Christian'religion which a mixture of Gnostic teachings and other conceptsand practices rooted in paganism - called Syncretism common withinthe Roman Empire at the time - took hold and transformed theteachings of Christ. Another historian Jesse Hurlbut says of this time oftransformation: "We name the last generation of the first century,from 68 to 100 A.D., 'The Age of Shadows,' partly because the gloomof persecution was over the church, but more especially because ofall the periods in the [church's] history, it is the one aboutwhich we know the least. We have no longer the clear light of theBook of Acts to guide us; and no author of that age has filled theblank in the history . . . . "For fifty years after St. Paul's life a curtain hangs over thechurch, through which we strive vainly to look; and when at last itrises, about 120 A.D. with the writings of the earliest churchfathers, we find a church in many aspects very different fromthat in the days of St. Peter and St. Paul" ( The Story ofthe Christian Church, 1970, p. 33). For the sake of brevity, the teachings of Christianity wereabsorbed into the Roman Empire in the 4th Century A.D., haveevolved into what is called mainstream Christianity today - ofcourse with about 41,000 differing churches and organizationsworldwide. However, through the centuries, the teachings of Christwith the minority members throughout the world still hold fast andawait... Luke 12:32 King James Version (KJV) . 32 Fear not, littleflock ; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give youthe kingdom. . ( Full Answer )
Paul. "...when we got to Rome, Paul was allowed to live by himself, with a soldier to guard him... I was arrested in Jerusalem and handed over to the Romans. They examined me and wanted to release me, because I was not guilty of any crime deserving death. But when the Jews objected, I was compelled… to appeal to Caesar - not that I had any charge to bring against my own people... "...They arranged to meet Paul on a certain day, and came in even larger numbers to the place where he was staying. From morning till evening he explained and declared to them the Kingdom of God and tried to convince them about Jesus from the Law of Moses and from the Prophets. Some were convinced by what he said, but others would not believe... "...For two whole years Paul stayed there in his own rented house (IN ROME) and welcomed all who came to see him. Boldly and without hindrance he preached the Kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus." (Acts 28:16-31 NIV) ( Full Answer )
By word of mouth, by reading the Bible, by showing you are Christian, so others follow your footsteps.
Jesus' disciples. They cast the Seed of God's Word. "Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit: teaching them to obeserve all thi…ngs whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world (age)." (Matt.28:18-20) "...that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And ye are witnesses of these things." (Luke 24:47-48) ( Full Answer )
Paul's epistles tell us that Paul decided to preach Christianity to the gentiles, although he had to convince the Jerusalem brethren that what he was doing was right. Acts of the Apostles says that it was the decision of Peter to preach Christianity to the gentiles, and that several missionaries pa…rticipated, with Paul at first only taking a minor part. ( Full Answer )
When Spanish conquistadors arrived to Mexico, they also brought Roman Catholic priests with them. Once they conquered all native peoples in Mexico, they swiftly converted them to Christianity.
What was one means by which greco roman and judeo christian value spread throughout Europe in the first centuries AD?
well i had this aswer too & i get this answer conversion by the sword in africa
It is hard to find any evidence that Christianity played any positive role in the spread of democracy. The Christian Roman Emperors, beginning with Constantine, were even more anti-democratic than their pagan predecessors. Before the reign of Constantine, there were some tentative reforms that co…uld possibly have opened the way towards some form of democratic institution, but Constantine absorbed all power to himself, even introducing the process that would lead to medieval vassalage - the antithesis of democracy. Of course, it may be true that Constantine would have taken these action whether or not he became a Christian. Once Christianity was in the ascendancy in the fourth century, the emperors, assisted by the Church, began the long persecution of the pagans. South African whites saw Judeo-Christian traditions as justifying their disenfranchisement of South African blacks, and American slave owners used the Bible to justify the continuation of slavery in the United States. Whether or not Hitler was a true, practising Christian, he used religion to justify many of his actions. Even today, some Christian religious leaders see Judeo-Christian traditions as justifying the right of the Church to assert its domination over the state, to the detriment of real democracy. A true, vibrant democracy requires the separation of Church and State, with respect by each for the traditions and roles of the other. ( Full Answer )
be more specific. many things will have happened in 400AD. bit of info for you: 400AD started on a Saturday was a leap year, as it is is divides by 4 with no remainder it is the approximate date that the great Zimbabwe began construction Salvian was born the frankish people established themselves i…n the north of the netherlands other things will have happened OFC. what exactly are you looking for? ( Full Answer )
Yes it has, there are cristians everywhere. However the country with most christians is the united states (: well to be more accurate there are cristians in about every country in the map, but unfortunately a lot of tribes and bushmen have never heard of it
What alps do you mean? People traveled by foot or sailed from country to country.
The teachings of Christianity were, and are, spread by word of mouth, through an active preaching and teaching campaign ( Matthew 28:19+20)(Matthew 24:14)(Romans 10:11-15) , person-to-person (Acts 5:42)(Acts 20:20) ,in public places (Acts 19:8)(Luke 3:7)(Matthew10:27)(Acts 13:5; Romans 1:8; Col…ossians 1:28)(Luke 9:60)(Romans 9:17) and through the conduct of true Christians (1 Corinthians 10:32-33)(Titus 2:1-10)(1Ti 6:1) . ( Full Answer )
Christianity was able to spread because the Europeans sailed around the world. A famous and well-known example is Christopher Columbus who sailed around the world in 1492 and later went to islands of the Americas and later Europeans helped spread this religion.
Christianity did not spread from Europe, but from the Middle East. In its early days, there were certainly more Christians outside Europe than in Europe. Philip Jenkins ( The Lost History of Christianity ) says that by around 1000 CE, Asia had 17 to 20 million Christians, with a further 5 million in… Africa. He estimates that Europe had some 25 to 30 million Christians, whose faith in many cases was very notional indeed compared with the ancient churches of Asia and Africa. The gradual abandonment of Christianity outside Europe resulted in the modern emphasis on Europe, almost as if Europe was the origin of the faith. However, Christianity reached the New World of the Americas, parts of Africa and east Asia, and to Australia and the Pacific from Europe, as a result of colonisation. ( Full Answer )
During the first century Christianity started in Jerusalem, but within just a few short years there was a persecution which drove many Christians out of Jerusalem and some fled to Greece where they spread Christianity to those in Greece they encountered.
Christianity spread through mouth, evangelism, and people were told of God. Miracles also played a part. As did missionary work
In 400 ad they didnt have books they had paper that they only wrote notes on. They didnt know what books were.
Did Christianity spread very rapidly and become the majority religion in the Roman Empire by the end of the first century AD?
A: Christianity spread relatively slowly for the first three centuries. By the time of Emperor Constantine, the first Christian emperor, scholars believe that Christians represented only around ten per cent of the population of the empire, mainly represented in the eastern part of the empire. Mithr…aism was another new religion of similar antiquity, and it rivalled Christianity until at least the third century, when many of Mithraism's followers seem to have switched allegiance to the god, Sol Invictus . The policies of Constantine and his Christian successors not only ensured the survival of Christianity as a major religion, they also ensured its rapid growth in the decades to follow. At the end of the fourth century, Christians probably still represented a minority of the population when Emperor Theodosius declared Christianity to be the official religion of empire and that the public worship of the old gods was punishable by death. ( Full Answer )
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What are some possible explanations for the spread of Christianity in the Roman Empire between 33 AD and 500 AD?
The main one is that the experience of Jesus in the life of these congregations was so real that people were prepared to die for it. Also christians loved each other and shared a common life - this was very attractive in the otherwise competitive atmosphere of the surrounding cultures.
5% means 0.05 5% of 400 = 0.05x400 find the answer and add to 400
By converting Clovis from Arianism and making Charlemagne 'Imperator Augustus' (Protector of the Catholic Church) of Italy (some call him the first Holy Roman Emperor), the Christianity of the Roman Empire regained a new life and began to secure the foothold in Europe up to Otto the Great's time. Se…e related link below: ( Full Answer )
In Western Europe, Christianity was present as far north asScotland, but it didn't go beyond the Rhine in the east, which wasthe border between the Roman empire and Germanic tribes before itfell.
That will depend on what part of the world and what country but the main language in Europe at the time was Latin
What was one means by which greco roman and judeo christian values spread throughout Europe in the first centuries ad?
Greco-Roman values did not spread beyond the Roman Empire except some peoples who became Romanised through close contact with the Romans. Many factors led to the spread of Certainty throughout Europe over a period of over 900 years. Christian values were first spread around the Roman Empire, inc…luding its European parts, by preachers, missionary, clergymen and theologians. It was first spread in Europe beyond the Roman Empire by preachers and missionaries. In the first centuries AD there were many types of doctrines. Arian missionaries spread Arian Christianity to the Germanic peoples in Eastern and central Europe who would later invade the western part of the Roman Empire. After they invaded this part of the empire and settled there, they converted to Catholicism. The conversion of the Franks, who conquered Gaul, in the Roman Empire, led to the spread of Christianity to their lands in Holland and central Germany. In the late 8 th century, Charlemagne, the king of the Franks conquered northern Germany and sent missionaries there to convert people. The Christianisation of Ireland was spearheaded by St Patrick, a Romano-British missionary. England was Christianized by Irish missionaries and by Augustine of Canterbury who was sent to England by the pope to convert the king of Kent. In Eastern Europe, Boris I a tsar of the First Bulgarian empire converted to Orthodox Christianity in n 864. Saints Cyril and Methodius, two Greek brothers, devised the Glagolitic alphabet, the first alphabet to be used for Slavonic manuscripts and developed Church Slavonic, a liturgical language. Thus, they laid the foundation for the spread of Orthodox Christianity though Slav Eastern Europe by missionaries. In 998 Vladimir the Great, grand prince of Kiev, converted to Christianity in order to marry the sister of the Byzantine emperor and form an alliance with the Byzantines. He converted the Rus of Kiev and this propelled the Christianisation of all of Russia. ( Full Answer )
The spread of Christianity was possible because of stability and unification of Mediterranean achieved by Romans.
The spread of Christianity was possible because of stability and unification of the Mediterranean achieved by Romans.