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Christianity

Persecution of Christians by Pliny the Younger

August 2, 2022

The first recorded persecution against Christians for being Christian occurred in 112 CE, under Pliny the Younger’s rule. Pliny’s actions showed that having been a Christian was not a crime; being one was. […]

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Christianity

Why Were the Early Christians Persecuted?

August 2, 2022

The first recorded persecution against Christians for being Christian occurred in 112 CE, under the Roman emperor Trajan. It was localized to the province of Bithynia-Pontus, whose governor was Pliny the Younger. […]

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Christianity

The Persecution of Early Christians

August 2, 2022

Though Christianity was shown as being a hugely successful movement and a huge threat to the Roman Empire, it wasn’t true. The persecution of Christians was first heard of in 64 CE. […]

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Christianity

Jewish Opposition to Early Christianity

July 23, 2022

The Christians in the early years faced severe criticism for their beliefs. Most of the Christian narratives act as a polemic against the Jews, labeling them as murderers of God. […]

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Ancient Literary Sources on Christianity Versus the Reality

July 12, 2022

All information about the triumph of Christianity and its evangelism comes down to us from ancient literary sources. However, these sources are either inadequate in their data or are contradictory. This leaves us with hardly any concrete information about the religion and its spread. […]

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Christianity

Christianity: How Miracles and Conversions Were Related

July 2, 2022

Stories of miracles were told insistently and repeatedly as people’s beliefs are based not on seeing the miracles but on hearing about them. In the first four centuries, the conversions almost always happened because of miracles. […]

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