During the third decade of the first century a new prophet appeared in Galilee. His message was consistent with the currents of the time, but he also placed a new focus on the poor and disadvantaged. Most importantly, he claimed to be inaugurating the kingdom of God on earth through his own special relationship with the creator. This post is about that prophet, Jesus of Nazareth, and the religion created in his name.
So we arrive at the second century A.D. and find the Catholic Church’s administrative apparatus in place and the new church flourishing. As mentioned in recent posts, the destruction of the temple by the Romans and the death of the ...
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History of the Ancient World: The Roman Empire: the Defender of Early First Century Christianity.