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The life and teachings of Jesus
Jesus of Nazareth
Born around 64 BC
Baptzed by John the Baptist
Began his public ministry atthe age of 30
He preached, taught, andperformed miracles
A growing movement
The first four books of the Bibleare the main source of info onJesus
Jesus' 12 deciples were laterknown as apostles
When Jesus visited Jerusalem about AD 29he was greeted as the Messiah, who is theone who is said to rescue the Jews
Jesus was arrested Romangovernment for defying the authorityof Rome
After Jesus' death he was placed in a tombwhere 3 days later he reserected andappeared to his followers
A World Religion
Constantine Accepts Christianity
In 312 AD The Roman emporer Constantinehad a vision of a cross so he ordered histroops to put it on their shield's. They werevictorious.
In 313 AD, Constantine announcedan end to the persecution ofChristians
Early Chrisian Church
Christians had given theirreligion a structure.
Every major city had its own Bishop
A Single Voice
Due to dispute over beliefs,the new testament wascreated.
The Fathers of the Church
One of the most importantFathers of the church wasAugustine
Augustines most famous bookis The City of God.
Christianity Spreads Through the Empire
One day paul had a vision of Jesusafterwards he spent the rest of his lifespreading and interpretating Jesus'teachings
In 66 AD a band of jewsrebelled against Rome
In 70 AD the Romansdestroyed Jerusalem's templecomplex.
The jews made another attempt to breakfree of the Romans in 132 AD, 500,000 Jewswere killed.
Persecution of the Christians
Christians refused to worshipoman gods.
By the 2nd Century, the PaxRomana began to crumble.
Roman rulers used Christiansas scape goats.