Christianity in Rome

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T1 today
new chapter, 3.6 Judaism and christianity
at the end of the lesson you should know the following words:

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Christianity in Ancient Rome 

Slide 2 - Slide

What do we already
know about
Roman religion?

Slide 3 - Mind map

Have you seen this before? Where?

Slide 4 - Open question

Why is a fish the symbol of christians?

Slide 5 - Open question

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Ichtus --> Code
  • Iesus
  • Chritsos
  • theos
  • uius
  • Soter

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Why would christians need a secret symbol?

Slide 8 - Open question


Slide 9 - Video

When did Christianity become an official religion in Rome?

Slide 10 - Open question

How did most Christians feel about 'Gladiator games'?

Slide 11 - Open question

The Christians still organised 'gladiator' games. Why did they do this do you think?

Slide 12 - Open question

Romans and religion
Romans were tolerant  of most religions
There were 2 exceptions; christians and jews
the romans persecuted these religions
this means that they punish people who believe in them

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The start of christianity 
In 64 AD a large part of Rome was burned in a huge fire. The Roman emperor Nero blamed the Christians and had them burned, crucified and fed to the dogs. Romans disliked christians because they worshipped their own gods and refused to acknowledge the Roman gods or the divinity of the emperor.  The Christians also tried to convert other people which the Romans didn't want! 

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To convince somebody to become a part of a religion 
someone's godlike qualities 
To be put upon a cross and killed 
to pray to someone or something 
to worship
to convert

Slide 16 - Drag question

The victory of Christianity
In 313 AD, emperor Constantine of Rome granted the Christians freedom of religion and became a christian himself. In 392 Christianity became a state religion which ended religious tolerance in Rome. Jews were now discriminated against and other religions were banned. Temples for Roman gods were destroyed and churches were built instead. 

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What did religious tolerance mean to the Ancient Romans?
That you had to believe in Roman gods.
That everyone could believe in what they wanted
That you were free to believe what you wanted as long as you also believed in Roman gods
That you could believe in Greek and in Roman gods.

Slide 18 - Quiz

Why do you think the christians banned all other religions?

Slide 19 - Open question

What do you call it when a religion only has one god?

Slide 20 - Quiz

Drag the words and meanings to the right picture.
The friends of Jesus
A wonder, like healing the sick
Nailed to a cross
Came back to life
A country, now called Israel
The religion of Christians

Slide 21 - Drag question

The Roman Catholic Church
After christianity became the Roman state religion a religous organisation emerges. The Roman Catholic Church divided the Roman empire into church provinces led by bishops. The bishop of Rome became the most powerful religous leader and was called the pope. 

Slide 22 - Slide

What do you know about the Catholic church?

Slide 23 - Mind map

What more would you like to know about Christianity in Rome?

Slide 24 - Open question