The life and teachings of Jesus
Jesus of Nazareth
Born around 64 BC
Baptzed by John the Baptist
Began his public ministry at
the age of 30
He preached, taught, and
performed miracles
A growing movement
The first four books of the Bible
are the main source of info on
Jesus' 12 deciples were later
known as apostles
Jesus' Death
When Jesus visited Jerusalem about AD 29
he was greeted as the Messiah, who is the
one who is said to rescue the Jews
Jesus was arrested Roman
government for defying the authority
of Rome
After Jesus' death he was placed in a tomb
where 3 days later he reserected and
appeared to his followers
A World Religion
Constantine Accepts Christianity
In 312 AD The Roman emporer Constantine
had a vision of a cross so he ordered his
troops to put it on their shield's. They were
In 313 AD, Constantine announced
an end to the persecution of
Early Chrisian Church
Christians had given their
religion a structure.
Every major city had its own Bishop
A Single Voice
Due to dispute over beliefs,
the new testament was
The Fathers of the Church
One of the most important
Fathers of the church was
Augustines most famous book
is The City of God.
Christianity Spreads Through the Empire
Pauls Mission
One day paul had a vision of Jesus
afterwards he spent the rest of his life
spreading and interpretating Jesus'
Jewish Rebellion
In 66 AD a band of jews
rebelled against Rome
In 70 AD the Romans
destroyed Jerusalem's temple
The jews made another attempt to break
free of the Romans in 132 AD, 500,000 Jews
were killed.
Persecution of the Christians
Christians refused to worship
oman gods.
By the 2nd Century, the Pax
Romana began to crumble.
Roman rulers used Christians
as scape goats.