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History: Christendom

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  1. 1. Orientation
    10 Steps
  2. 2. Eternity in Operation: The Roman Principate and the New Testament Church
    11 Steps
  3. 3. Imperium sine Fine: The Successions of Rome, Judea, and the Apostolic Church
    11 Steps
  4. 4. The World That Died in the Night: Christianity, the Church Fathers, and the Transformation of Culture
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ASSIGNMENT:

Complete Exam #3.

  1. How did the Romans view their empire and emperors?
  2. Why were Christians opposed to viewing Caesar as a god?
  3. What occurred at Pompeii in 79 A.D.? What did this event preserve?
  1. Who were the Zealots? Why did they rebel against Rome?
  1. Describe the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. What religious institution ended for the Jews?
  1. Why does Will Durant call this season of history “Epicurean Rome?”
  1. Why did Christians get in trouble with the Roman government? What were they accused of?
  1. Briefly describe the life and work of one of the following Apostolic Fathers: Clement of Rome, Ignatius of Antioch, Polycarp of Smyrna, or Papias of Hierapolis.
  2. How is the New Testament authoritative based upon its own witness, its authors, its use by the early church, and archaeological findings?
  1. When and where did early Christians worship?
  1. What kinds of symbols, creatures, Biblical stories or myths did early Christians paint in their places of worship?
  2. What was the Eucharist or Agape Feast? Why is it so important in the life of the church, past and present?