Persecution Of Women: The Rise Of Christianity In Rome

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Christianity was attractive to all classes. The promise of eternal life is offered to all: rich, poor, aristocrats, slaves, men and women. The Roman population participated in a variety of religions and beliefs, including their traditional gods, a number of deities that are worshiped at family altars; also fortune was worshiped as goddess, as the Romans gave great importance to chance and fate. Sporadic persecution of Christians by the Romans in the first and second centuries could not stop at all the growth of Christianity. In fact, many women realized that Christianity offered new activities and other forms of company with other women. Christian women practiced the new religion at home and preached their convictions to others in the villages. Many others died for their faith; for example, Perpetua was an aristocratic woman who converted to Christianity. Her pagan family begged her to quit her new faith, to which she refused. The authorities arrested, but she chose to die for her faith and was one of those who formed the group of…show more content…
This was the way in which Christianity was imposed in Rome to be the official religion, but then had to an endless fight, the doctrine of simpler way than the complicated and orthodoxy, and therefore became dangerous to be easily accepted by the humble masses, especially among the peasants and the army. Christianity was influential in all it was the political and religious development of Rome. It was involved in major Roman conflicts between I and III centuries, and each time it was becoming more people over the years. The persecutions against Christians were ineffective because they did not dissolve it. It is also important to note that there were many Christians who denied their beliefs and that despite the number of these cases, Christianity
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