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Asked in Christianity
Who helped spread the word of Christianity to the non-Jews?
The answer you are most likely looking for is St. Paul of Tarsus, but there have been many Christian evangelists who preached to Non-Jews, even as early as the First Century C.E. ...
Asked in Christianity, Roman Empire
How did Paul contribute to the spread of Christianity?
Paul of Tarsus, who was previously known as Saul spread Christianity as the first Christian missionary, or person who spreads their belief to non-believers. He travelled across the Roman Empire, sending Christian messages to gentiles and non-Jewish communities as well as to Jews. This allowed more people to follow the faith. He preached about Christianity in new areas where no one had preached before, and established Christianity there. ...
Asked in Christianity, Geography, Roman Empire
What geographical factors both helped and limited the spread of Christianity?
The Roman Empire was the geographical factor which first helped the spread of Christianity. It started in Judea, which was part of the Roman Empire. It was spread through this empire, especially its eastern part by Christian preachers. Originally the Christians were Jews who preached other Jews and followed Jewish law. Paul created a theology which opened Christianity to the gentiles (non-Jews) of the Roman Empire. He said that faith in Jesus and following his teaching was what was required for salvation....
Asked in Christianity, Judaism
Who is considered the most important person in the early spread of Christianity to non-Jews as well as Jews?
The following question doesn't make sense. Christians believe the most important person is Christ, and Jews believe in Moses. Answer If one considers the most influential person in the SPREAD of Christianity (as the question asks) then this must surely be Paul who, on his missionary journeys, founded many churches right across the Roman Empire. In addition many of the disciples also spread the message far and wide; traditionally Thomas in India, Philip in Africa and James as far as Spain.....
Asked in Christianity, Roman Empire, Ancient Rome
Why was Paul successful in spreading Christianity to Rome?
Paul laid the foundations for the successful large scale spread of Christianity around the Roman Empire. He made Christianity a religion which was accessible to the gentiles (the non-Jews) of the Roman Empire; that is, to the whole population of the empire. Prior to this the Christians were Jews who preached the word of Christ in Judea to fellow Jews and still followed the Jewish law. Paul said that to be a Christian you needed to have faith in Christ and follow...
How does Christianity and Judaism interact with eash other?
Judaism teaches that there are different paths for different people so therefore, accepts that there are different religions. For a large percentage of Jews, Christianity is a valid path for non-Jews. However, Judaism forbids Jews from participating in the worship practices of other religions, as a result, most Jews will not attend services held in a church. Christianity teaches that Christians are supposed to witness to non-Christians. Some denominations of Christianity do not interpret this literally and participate in interfaith dialogue with Jewish groups....
How did early Christian leaders such as Paul help separate Christianity from Judasim?
Paul created a theology based on Christ, rather than on the Mosaic Law and established the fundamental beliefs of Christianity: that God sent his Son who was crucified for the benefit of humanity and that his resurrection brought the promise of salvation to believers. He distinguished Christianity from Judaism by saying that humans are saved from sin by faith in Jesus and by following his teachings and not by following a law as the Jews believed. Jewish law was not necessary for...
Asked in Hobbies & Collectibles, Christmas, Paganism
Why do millions of churches have Christmas trees if they are pagan?
Martin Luther encouraged using trees to symbolize the ever presence of God and the lights of the stars. Christianity has always incorporated pagan elements so as to make it easier for non-jews to convert to Christianity. It makes sense if you consider that Christianity and Judaism were competing for converts in the first few centuries after Christianity arose. Christmas trees are not really pagan any more. They have become a Christian symbol due to association. ...
Asked in Christianity, New Testament, Roman Empire
Why was the apostle Paul significant to the spread of Christianity?
Paul made Christianity a religion which was accessible to the gentiles (the non-Jews) of the Roman Empire. Prior to this the Christians were Jews who saw Jesus as the promised messiah of the Jews, preached the word of Christ in Judea to fellow Jews and and still followed Jewish laws, customs and rituals and went to the synagogue Paul created a theology based on Christ, rather than on the Mosaic Law and established the fundamental beliefs of Christianity: that God sent his...
Asked in Christianity
Who helped establish Christianity?
The disciples of Christ helped spread Christianity in the beginning after Christ descended back into Heaven. The Holy Spirit was sent down to bring conviction and comfort to people. Paul also helped spread Christianity to the Gentiles, non-Jewish people. Each one was called by God in unique ways. ...
Asked in Roman Empire
What was the Roman Empire's role in the spread of Christianity?
The Roman Empire was the place where Christianity spread. It is also the place where its doctrines and churches developed. Therefore were can say that the Romans have given us Christianity. This religion started in Judea, which was part of this empire and spread in this empire. It first reached the areas close to Judea: Syria, Turkey and Egypt. There were various variations of Christianity at the beginning. What was called the Greek or Eastern Church became the main form of Christianity...
Asked in Judaism
Why do Jews regard non-Jews as animals?
This question is formed on a fundamentally incorrect and offensive supposition, namely that Jews regard non-Jews as something less than humans. Jews actually regard non-Jews as humans and there is no serious sect or organizational body in Judaism that would claim otherwise. There are certainly sects of Judaism that tend to avoid non-Jews or are strongly disinterested in engaging with non-Jews in religious dialogue. There are also sects of Judaism which prize certain tracts of land with greater holiness than the non-Jews atop that...
Asked in Judaism, Roman Empire
What were the non-jewish people in Rome called?
Non-Jews in Rome were most of Rome, so Roman citizens. With the spread of Christianity the word gentilis was used as the translation of words goy (Hebrew) and ethos (Greek) found in the Hebrew bible and the Greek translation of the New Testament. This word is the origin of the current term, gentile. ...
Asked in Judaism, Roman Empire, Population
How did Judaism spread across the world?
Judaism itself: As the Jewish communities spread and moved. This phenomenon was set in motion by the various expulsions and persecutions, which drove Jewish populations to settle in new places. Jewish influence: As non-Jews came in contact with Jews, there was a degree of influence upon them. It was these Gentiles who were especially likely to adopt Christianity. As the new religion of Christianity spread, it taught those beliefs which it had adopted directly from Jewish sources, such as the prohibition of infanticide and human...
Asked in Judaism
How has judaism spread?
Judaism itself: As the Jewish communities spread and moved. This phenomenon was set in motion by the various expulsions and persecutions, which drove Jewish populations to settle in new places. Jewish influence: As non-Jews came in contact with Jews, there was a degree of influence upon them. Ancient writers speak of large numbers of people in the Mediterranean area who had taken on various Jewish practices. It was these semi-converts who were especially likely to adopt Christianity. As the new religion of Christianity spread, it...