5 Ways Christianity Spread in Ancient Rome

5 Ways Christianity Spread in Ancient Rome | Pro Club Bd

How did Christianity go from being a small sect in a corner of the Roman Empire in the first century to the religion to which the emperor converted in the early fourth century? Its spread was greatly aided by the political unification of the empire and the extensive road network, as well as by the belief of many Christians that religion was something anyone could embrace, regardless of regional or religious background.

1. Everyday citizens spread the word

Missionaries like Paul, an important figure in the Bible’s New Testament, traveled through the kingdom with the intention of spreading Christianity. However, most people who have helped spread the religion did so only by talking about it with their neighbors, friends, and family members, says Edward Watts, history professor at the University of California, San Diego and author of The Last Pagan Generation: Rome’s Unexpected Journey to Christianity.

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