Christianity originated with Jesus of Nazareth, a Jewish prophet and teacher who probably came to believe he was the Son of God and certainly was regarded as such by his disciples. Jesus was put to death as a result, crucified like a common criminal, about A. But what finally mattered is what they did have. In other cases, European technology so over-awed the native people, that the Christian religion seemed to be part of the new magic. The rise of Christianity was based on people moving and sharing their belief system and ideas. Because of the crusades many knew ideas were brought into Europe which led to the Renaissance.
Buddhism was started in 560 B. There were lots of Christians in the Persian empire, more so than most people assume, but I would still hesitate to say that its heartland region today's Iraq was majority Christian. Having a rocklike foundation those following his philosophy can withstand the rain and floods and winds of trial. While the teachings of Christ taught love and compassion for humanity the Church itself was run by men. Charlatans apostles spread the religion throughout Europe and the Mediterranean. It became the center of the largely Christian empire.
Slaves, dispossessed farmers and impoverished city dwellers found hope in a religion that promised rewards after death. Initially, Christian converts were Jewish by birth and followed the basic Jewish law. Ironically, as the Roman Empire was in most respects declining, Christianity produced an outpouring of complex thought and often elegant use of language. Pagan worship became punishable by death. The king then made Armenia the first country to adopt Christianity as its state religion.
Â§European officials helped to plan and develop the town. 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. In protest ism salvation is achieved through direct communication with God and faith. Diffusion of Buddhism and Christianity Siddhartha Gautama, better known simply as Buddha, first followed the Hindu religion but then later realized that the cast system from Hindu was immoral and decided to leave his earthly possessions to find what he believed to be nirvana, which resulted in the creation of Buddhism. Christianity arose in a remote province and appealed particularly to the poorer classes.
There was much more of an ebb and flow of Christianity than this map shows. When one early convert, Stephen, was stoned to death, many disciples left Israel and traveled throughout western Asia. There were also groups of Arian Christians in Germania and Gothia from the 4th century, so I don't get why only part of it is randomly coloured yellow. Paul was converted andgiven a special task to go to the Gentiles, Kings and the childrenof Israel - commonly referred to as 'the Lost Ten Tribes' - seeActs 9:15. Paul and Barnabas among the gentiles.
They had no great financial resources, no buildings, no social status, no government approval, no respect from the educators. These two universal doctrines spread in times of chaos, in which citizens of their own territories were looking forward to achieve salvation of any kind. The Sermon on the Mount found in the Bible at Matthew chapters 5-7 is considered by many to be a masterpiece of simplicity on ethics and values which is what philosophy is about. Palm Sunday is the one exception in which his followers loudly proclaimed his glory to all. Do what ever you can, contribute where you can, don't be a pew sitter! This group currently numbers fewer than 15,000. He travelled across the Roman Empire, sending Christian messages to gentiles and non-Jewish communities as well as to Jews.
Both Arius and Athanasius had large, evenly matched followings among the bishops. Christianity and Buddhism shared three very identifiable similarities. Suffering, physically or spiritually, can then be healed through prayer and meditation and achieving mental clarity on their way to Nirvana. Bishops in politically powerful cities, including Rome, gained particular authority. The religion includes over one billion members and more than one sixth of the world's population. It also symbolizes the release of the soul in death, and a bringer of hope.
A History Christianity Edited By: Robert A. In overcoming this obstacle, the Church began to adopt Patron Saints of various daily life functions, to allow an easier conversion. Several various sects with widely divergent schools of thought developed as the concept of Christ spread. Eventually, the Orthodox Church would gain supreme hold of the eastern empire, while Catholicism would reign in the west. Christianity, in sum, gained ground in part because of features of Roman political and cultural life.
It lists some key similarities and differences, but they are worded in an awkward manner. Again, there were two main competing belief systems: From the city of Alexandria, scholars developed the Alexandrian school of thought which: Promoted the allegorical interpretation of the Bible -- that it contained hidden meanings. Constantinople became the centre for the christianization of the Balkans. Then England was partially conquered by pagan Danes, in the Danelaw. It also gave them an opportunity to gain an education. In this effort, Christianity redirected Roman culture never known for abundant religious subtlety but also preserved many earlier literary and philosophical achievements.