Roman Empire And Christianity

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Roman Empire And Christianity [1]

But the Christians were not content with an uncompromising withdrawal from the practices of heathen worship: they also actively assailed the pagan cult. To the Christians they became doctrines of demons. The imperial cult and worship of the Genius of the emperor were very unholy in their sight. Hence, they fell under the charges of disloyalty to the emperor and might be proved guilty of majestas . They held in contempt the doctrine that the greatness of Rome was due to her reverence for the gods; the Christians were atheists from the pagan point of view. And as religion was a political

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Bibliography Information Orr, James, M.A., DD General Editor. Entry for 'Roman Empire and Christianity'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.