Monotheistic religions in areas of Roman expansion believed in an authority higher than the emperor.
Pagan festivals bankrupted the treasury.
Soldiers in the army adopted religion and refused to fight.
Construction of new Christian churches bankrupted the treasury.
Both are monotheistic religions.
Both have their roots in Jewish traditions.
Jesus was Jewish.
Both believe Jesus is the savior.
Both believe that Jesus is the son of God
Avoided the Romans.
Fought against the Romans.
Set up their own communities and lived apart from the Romans.
They elected their own governor, separate from the Roman governor.
Three wise men
In 132 CE, the Romans forced the Jews out of Jerusalem and told them they could never return.
A series of military defeats at the hands of the Roman army led to the Jewish diaspora.
Roman expansion led to overcrowding in the cities and that led to the Jewish diaspora.
The rise of Islam in the middle east led to the Jewish diaspora.
The Jews were tired of Roman rule and high taxes.
He believed the church was a place that one could take refuge and find security and peace.
He believed the church should be at the center of daily life.
He believed every city should have a church in its town center.
He called the church a "city of god" because church leaders were called "mayors."
Both writers explained and defended the teachings of Christianity.
Both writers founded monastic orders.
Both writers became martyrs.
Both writers had their work published in the Bible.
Early Christian meetings took place in the homes of the worshipers.
Early Christian meetings took place near rivers
Early Christian meetings took place in cathedrals.
Early Christian meetings took place in synagogues.
The disciples were the first professional ultimate player.
The disciples were the inventors of frisbee golf.
The disciples were the early followers who traveled with Jesus.
The disciples were the Roman guards who arrested Jesus.
The empire had a system of good roads.
Most people in the empire spoke a common language.
Christianity offered its followers hope of a better life.
Christians did not have to pay taxes.
Rome saw the new religion as a dangerous threat to its empire.
Christians refused to worship the emperor as a god.
Christians refused to serve in the Roman army and were against war as a way to solve problems.
Christians refused to pay taxes.
He had a vision of a cross before winning an important battle.
His wife was a Christian.
His mother was a Christian.
His son dreamed in which Constantine was crucified.
He built more churches.
He outlawed pagan religions.
He allowed Christians to work in government and serve in the army.
He allowed Christians to stop paying taxes.
In Greek, Christ means Jesus.
In Greek, Christ means "chosen one."
In Greek, Christ means "teacher."
In Greek, Christ means "body of god."
Skipping out on the tab for the last supper.
Disloyalty to the Roman government.
Operating a church without a license.
Witchcraft for performing miracles.