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The Rise of the Christians: A Worthy Threat To Roman Culture

From a Roman perspective, the rise of Christianity in Rome could easily be seen as a threat to the polytheistic culture that had already been set in stone. People worshiping a single deity figure that was not any of the numerous gods nor the emperor could be taken as a criminal act, with the seeminglyContinue reading “The Rise of the Christians: A Worthy Threat To Roman Culture”

Fear of Christians

Before the third century CE, Romans were fearful of the rising popularity of Christainity. They viewed Christiainity as a cult that could weaken the Empire and ultimately lead to the destruction of Rome. The Romans had a right to fear the Chrstians because they recognized the possibility of a political revolution. In order to guaranteeContinue reading “Fear of Christians”