Christianity has made tremendous contributions to the western world and touches all of us weather we know it or not. Some of the contributions are obvious. Other might not be so. Some of the most notable contributions are churches, bible, theology, Jesus the Christ, Holidays, customs and More. Catholic Church for instance, is one of the biggest contributions that Christianity has made to the western civilization. It is the largest religious organization in the world and the wealthiest. It is the oldest and most studied of our time. It creates hospitals, schools, and charitable organizations. It is the standards by which all other Christian organization derives from. Bible and theology are also contributions that influence Western Civilization.
The Han Dynasty of China and the Pax Romana coexisted in different regions of the world for a short period of history. Each of them had their own belief of government. For the Han Dynasty it was all about following the Confucian values that had been established, and for the Romans, it was almost a new era of Roman rule, this time with less expansionism. While there were many similarities between the two, there were also significant differences because of things such as societal practices, religion, and power structure. Militaries were different, cultural outlook was different; these were things that ultimately would affect each empire in the end.
How did the rise of Christianity and the fall of the Roman Empire lead to the rise of feudalism in Europe during the 6th century?
The great John Piper once said,” God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him”(Piper Philippians 1:12-26). The Christianity religion survived over many centuries because of many reasons. Many Christians relied on the teachings of the Bible to pave the way for the religion’s survival. Another reason why the Christian religion survived was because of the many Christian churches being built all over the world. The last reason why the Christian religion survived was because of Christianity was spreading and becoming one of the most popular religions in the world. Those are some reasons why Christianity survived all these centuries to this day.
Jesus is a very subjective and controversial topic worldwide. Even though many people have different views and opinions on Jesus, He still unites many Christians together through worship and prayer in church. It’s been this way for quite a while, all the way back to Medieval ages. In those times, the “Age of Faith” was upon western Europe. The church played “a vital role in society” to many people. The Roman Catholic Church influenced Medieval Europe tremendously as seen in acts of devotion, holidays, and the education system.
As we have seen, the introduction of Christianity to the Vikings had significantly contributed to the end of the Viking Age in mid 11th Century, not only due to the persuasive Christian missionaries, and the realization of the benefits of Christianity, but also the forcible nature of Scandinavia king’s conversion of their subjects (which will be looked into in more detailed in due course). One must bear in mind that most of the evidence we have on the conversion of the Vikings is through archaeological excavations, as Gareth Williams explains that “we can see it in the archaeological evidences [that] Pagans buried their dead with grave goods, but Christians normally didn't, and this makes it relatively easy to spot the change in religion.”
Despite harsh treatments of Rome such as persecution of Emperor Nero, Christianity spreads all over the Rome and other countries and became an official religion of Rome based on road systems with Pax Romana, and its attractive ideas: salvation, missionary, and universal aspect. Then Rome could not resist the great trend of it anymore, they turned into the positive attitude towards Christianity in 4th centuries.
In conclusion, the Roman Empire played a key role in the spread of Christianity. Rome was the foreign power that fulfilled Hebrew prophesy and their advanced network of infrastructure helped spread the religion. Also, martyrdom and the persecution of the Christians brought about more converts to the religion. As a result of Rome’s impact on Christianity, it is now a major religion with many followers around the world. Without the influence of the Roman Empire, Christianity would have never reached the heights that it is at
In today’s society it is fairly difficult to differentiate religion in general, especially when the individual isn 't knowledgeable of religious practices. Roman Catholicism and Christianity have several similarities, but they are also very different, however Catholics are Christians because they believe that Jesus Christ is the Messiah. Which is the foundation of the Christian faith. Catholicism and Christianity both share the common belief of the trinity; One God in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Jesus is the Son of God who came to earth in human form, was crucified, died, and resurrected three days later to call sinners to repentance. The Bible
As I noted in my discussion question, Rome was beginning to fragment around 300 CE. Although it still dominated the western region of Afro-Eurasia, people from across the frontiers who were forced into the Roman Empire to become soldiers known as “Barbarians” began to take over the empire and people looked to the new Christian faith to provide order. The Byzantine Empire established itself at Constantinople in the eastern part of the Roman Empire and claimed to be the political arm of Christianity. Although not the religion of most inhabitants of the Roman Empire, Christianity established itself as the majority religion in the cities. After 312 CE, large churches were built in every major city, open to all and built with the intent to display their splendor and mystery. Churches were tax exempt and bishops became powerful. They were governors of the poor and even judges for small disputes. Constantine and his successors were impressed by the unity and expansionist goals of the Christian Church and wanted to increase the unity of his empire by fostering the universal outreach of the Christian church. The legacy of Constantine included his conversion to Christianity and the conversion to Christianity of the Roman Empire.
Rome not only seized the lands of those countries they conquered, but adopted many of the cultural leanings of those countries. This was particularly so with Greece. Greece was rich in architecture, philosophy, literature, art and religion. (Morey, 1901)
Rome started its expansion in the Latium, the region in which the city of Rome is located, and by 220 BC, they had colonised the whole actual Italian territory. By 140 BC, the actual Greek territory was theirs, and by 117 AD, the Roman Empire was at its territorial apogee, under the reign of the Emperor Trajan.
The impact Martin Luther had on the Roman Church still exists today. This man had a huge influence not only on those in Germany, but those everywhere around the world. Luther challenged the authority of the Pope. He preached that salvation is a free gift from the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ given to a truly repentant sinner. Martin Luther said that the Roman’s had drawn three walls around themselves in order to avoid being reformed by anyone.
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
Founded by Jesus Christ approximately 2000 years ago, Christianity is one of the religious that has made a major impact on the world. Although this faith began as a different way of believing of Judaism, the Christian religion has by now almost 2 billion followers and can be found in every corner of the globe. The Christians use a Church to practice their believes in. Their holy book is called the bible. The three major branches of the Christian church are Roman Catholicism and Protestantism. There are similarities and differences between those two branches, which very to issues like practices, beliefs and holidays.