Roman Influence On Christianity

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Christianity began in the Jewish community, but it didn 't stay there. As the first century CE progressed, Christianity attracted converts from all over the Greco-Roman world. These new Christians brought their own ideas, traditions, and practices along with them and adapted them to their adopted faith. This is true of art, too. Christians who had once been pagans of the Roman Empire didn 't give up their artistic heritage when they became believers in Jesus. In fact, they made good use of Roman artistic forms and motifs, as well as Roman architecture, to express and deepen their new faith. First off, early Christians followed the Romans in placing great value on the use of art for personal and cultural expression. They believed that
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