Religion, Church History, Ch. 2- Centuries Of Amazing Growth

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  • 1. 
    The earliest Christians often said that God became man "in the fullness of time". What does this mean?
    • A. 

      Jesus lived a full life, and spread many ideas of Christianity

    • B. 

      The time Christians had to spread their faith was short, so they made the most of it.

    • C. 

      Conditions were ideal for the growth and spread of Christianity

  • 2. 
    List three reasons the Roman Peace helped spread Christianity.
  • 3. 
    Who culturally unified the Mediterranean world?
  • 4. 
    A common language was developed for the empire. It was a simplified version of _______. It made it possible for Christian missionaries to speak to people all over the empire.
  • 5. 
    What "was probably the most potent single cause of Christian success"?
    • A. 

      Spiritual hunger

    • B. 

      Cultural unity

    • C. 

      Putting love into deeds

  • 6. 
    Church history can be said to have begun in ___________ on the feast of __________ about AD 30
  • 7. 
    __________-Speaking Jews were attracted to the Christian community in Jerusalem, and practiced their Jewish faith different from the ________ Jews.
  • 8. 
    Tensions grew between the Greek-speaking Jews, called __________, and Palestinian Jews. Seven men were appointed to help the Greeks enter the Christian community smoothly, but unfortunately, tensions grew worse. Blood was shed and the Greeks were forced to flee north to _______ or the city of _________ in Syria. Despite this, Christianity had taken a great step forward by including Jews from outside Palestine.
  • 9. 
    In what city were the followers of Christ first called Christians in about AD 40?
    • A. 

      Jerusalem

    • B. 

      Carthage

    • C. 

      Gaul

    • D. 

      Antioch

  • 10. 
    What did the Hellenists accomplish in Antioch?
    • A. 

      Spread the news amongst Jews outside of Palestine

    • B. 

      Attracted the first converts to Christianty

    • C. 

      Council of Jerusalem

    • D. 

      Started to proclaim the good news to Gentiles

    • E. 

      Helped Christianity become distinguished from Judaism

  • 11. 
    The entry of Gentiles into the Christian faith promted Jewish-Christians to question if these newcomers had to become Jews before Christians. As a result, they met at the _______ ___ ________,  the first church council ever held.
  • 12. 
    Why was the ruling of the Council of Jerusalem a milestone in the development of Christianity?
  • 13. 
    In the _____ern part of the Roman Empire, the first important Christian community was established in _______.
  • 14. 
    _________ activity resulted in a network of Christian communities throughout the Roman world, and a right for Christians to call their community the Catholic Church.
  • 15. 
    Why did the Roman government view Christians with suspicion?
  • 16. 
    The first persecution came about with:
    • A. 

      Decius, forcing all citizens to worship him

    • B. 

      Diocletian, launching the Great Persecution

    • C. 

      Nero, blaming a fire in Rome on the Christians

    • D. 

      Constantine, passing the Edict of Milan

  • 17. 
    Who passed the first specifically anti-Christian laws the empire ever had, and started the first empire-wide persecution?
  • 18. 
    What was the point of Decius's persecution?
    • A. 

      To kill off all the Church's members

    • B. 

      To force Christians to renounce their faith publicly

    • C. 

      To capture the pope

  • 19. 
    In 261, _________ passed a law tolerating the Christian faith and for more than 40 years, the Christian faith was at rest.
    • A. 

      Gallienus

    • B. 

      Constantine

    • C. 

      Constantius

    • D. 

      Diocletian

  • 20. 
    In 303, ________ launched the worst attack on the Christian faith that the Church had yet seen. His persecution was so bad in some places that it came to be called the Great Persecution.
    • A. 

      Gallienus

    • B. 

      Constantine

    • C. 

      Constantius

    • D. 

      Diocletian

  • 21. 
    What happened during the Great Persecution?
    • A. 

      Thousands were killed

    • B. 

      Christians were fed to the lions

    • C. 

      Church property was confiscated

    • D. 

      Sacred objects were destroyed

    • E. 

      Christian homes were burned down

  • 22. 
    Constantine issued a proclamation granting toleration to all Christians, called the ______ _____ _______, and with this, the Great Persecution ended.
  • 23. 
    ___________ claimed to posess special personal knowledge unavailable to ordinary Christians. Their name comes from the Greek word for "_______"
  • 24. 
    List three places gnostic ideas came from
  • 25. 
    What did the gnostics endanger?
    • A. 

      Church teachings

    • B. 

      Church freedom to express beliefs

    • C. 

      Church unity

    • D. 

      Church authority

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