I am guessing but “in the first three or four centuries after Christ”, the survival of Christianity anywhere was problematic.
posted on 07/01/2013 7:20:47 AM PDT
("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
I am guessing but in the first three or four centuries after Christ, the survival of Christianity anywhere was problematic.
You are correct.
posted on 07/01/2013 8:21:28 AM PDT
To: SMARTY; Oratam
not completely true, Smarty — Christianity spread well in Persia, Armenia, Georgia, Ethiopia, Kerala etc. in the first 4 centuries while being persecuted by Rome (caveat — remember that the Romans were also tolerant as well — “you follow whatever religion you want,just also worship the emperor as a symbol of Rome” — which Christians and Jews refused to do.)
posted on 07/01/2013 9:01:52 PM PDT
(Latin presbuteros>Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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